Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Assistant Buyer is $68,696
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Buyers?
An early career Assistant Buyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $67,256 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Assistant Buyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,716 based on 8 salaries.
What Do Assistant Buyers Do?
An assistant buyer works closely with vendors, maintaining positive relationships while negotiating specs, pricing, and deadlines. They must be able to work independently and prioritize job duties, as well as prepare cost analyses and competitive retail strategies. They must be able to develop sales and profit margin plans, as well as maintain margin and determine turnover objectives.
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- 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.