Assistant Buyer, Retail Salary

Assistant Retail Buyers in the United States pull down an average of $44K per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Female Assistant Retail Buyers make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

Job Description for Assistant Buyer, Retail

An assistant buyer in retail is part of the buying team, which also includes trainee buyers and managerial buyers. Buyers negotiate with suppliers to decide what items should be restocked in a store. This decision is made based on a number of factors, and it can affect the whole industry since it results in certain products trending in the market by simply being in stock.

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Assistant Buyer, Retail Tasks

  • Assist buyers and managers with writing purchase orders, buying merchandise, and managing inventory.
  • Research suppliers to determine which ones fit company pricing and quality objectives.
  • Advise retail outlets how to price products based on purchase price and market trends.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Buyer, Retail


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Many Assistant Retail Buyers transition into upper-level Buyer positions. Buyers earn a median of $47K per year.

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Key Stats for Assistant Buyer, Retail

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
29%

Experience Affects Assistant Buyer, Retail Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Experienced
▼15%

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 40%