A Buyer earns an average salary of £26,569 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Product Development is associated with high pay for this job.

£19,420 - £39,414
£19K
£27K
£39K
MEDIAN: £26,913
10%
50%
90%
£8.11 - £17.30
£8
£11
£17
MEDIAN: £10.78
10%
50%
90%
£0£40K
Salary £19,420 - £39,414
Bonus £0.00 - £5,138
Profit Sharing £0.00 - £4,055
Commission £3,700
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£19,296 - £40,856
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,309
Hourly Data £0£19
Hourly Rate £8.11 - £17.30
Overtime £8.81 - £19.92
Annual Data £0£40K
Bonus £0.00 - £5,138
Commission £3,700
Profit Sharing £0.00 - £4,055
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£19,296 - £40,856
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 66

Job Description for Buyer

Buyers, also known as purchasing agents, work in many different fields. Some common businesses that hire buyers are retail stores, grocery stores, car dealerships, and many others. Buyers work is both mentally and physically challenging. Not only do they have to have very extensive knowledge of the business, they also need to know what kind of products need to be bought. Aside from the mental aspect, buyers often have to physically travel to pick up the items they are buying. They usually work indoors although some types of buyers such as car dealerships would have cars outside in the lot to choose from. Buyers often work with public relations or sellers from other companies. Most buyers have a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or Management, but some have a degree in their field such as Fashion, etc.

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Buyer Tasks

  • Identify suppliers, select merchandise and negotiate bills of sale for a business.
  • Inspect deliveries for shipping errors, improper handling, or quality issues.
  • Ensure that orders are delivered on time and at cost.
  • Resolve billing and shipping problems and provide information to suppliers.

Buyer Pay By Employer

$0$103K

$30,990

CarMax, Inc.
23 profiles
$48,093

$58,000

$62,232

$65,729

US Foods
16 profiles
$51,481

$69,995

$58,958

$40,435

$54,135

Common Career Paths for Buyer


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Buyer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Buyer

Pay by Experience Level for Buyer

Pay by Experience for a Buyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Buyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤25,000 based on 396 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Buyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤30,000 based on 244 salaries. An experienced Buyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤30,000 based on 125 salaries. A Buyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤28,000 based on 35 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £27,090

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Buyer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Buyer?

Buyer in Runcorn:
Pros: GOOD TEAM.
Cons: STRESS.

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Key Stats for Buyer

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Buyer Salaries

▲12%

▲10%

▲5%

National Average
₤27,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Buyer Salaries

Product Development
▲53%


▲3%


▼0%


National Average
₤27,000

▼4%

▼4%

Purchasing
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 62%