Average Assistant Buyer Salary

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The average salary for an Assistant Buyer is $46,437.
MEDIAN $46,437
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$34k - $62k
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$400 - $5k
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$30k - $60k

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Job Description for Assistant Buyer

Assistant Buyer 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.
The top respondents for the job title Assistant Buyer are from the companies Zulily, Macy's, Inc. and Costco Wholesale Company. Reported salaries are highest at Nordstrom, Inc. where the average pay is $69,940. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Costco Wholesale Company and Ross Stores, Inc, earning around $67,747 and $62,038, respectively. Zulily pays the lowest at around $42,997. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc and Ross Group, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $52,810 and $53,460, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Buyer

Skills in Microsoft Excel, Vendor Relations, Data Analysis, Merchandising and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Buyer

An entry-level Assistant Buyer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $42,774 based on 422 salaries. An early career Assistant Buyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,201 based on 889 salaries. A mid-career Assistant Buyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,381 based on 238 salaries. An experienced Assistant Buyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,189 based on 84 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,994.
Employees with Assistant Buyer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 29.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (14.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (4.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (6.5% less), Boston, Massachusetts (5.8% less) and Seattle, Washington (2.3% less).

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