$53,757
Avg. Salary
$18.14
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,999

Profit Sharing

$3,052

Commission

$13,252

The average pay for an Associate Buyer is $18.14 per hour.

The average pay for an Associate Buyer is $53,757 per year.

$14
10%
$18
50%
$28
90%
MEDIAN $18
$39k
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$54k
50%
$72k
90%
MEDIAN $53,757
$39,217 - $71,695
$39K
$54K
$72K
MEDIAN: $53,757
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90%

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$14.31 - $28.09
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$0$75K
Salary $39,217 - $71,695
Bonus $195 - $10,009
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,096
Commission $13,252
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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$35,659 - $75,043
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 542
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $14.31 - $28.09
Overtime $19.97 - $35.51
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $195 - $10,009
Commission $13,252
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,096
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).
)
$35,659 - $75,043
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 105

Job Description for Associate Buyer

An associate buyer is part of the supply chain and logistics department. Their primary responsibility is to purchase a large variety of products and services for the organization, achieving the highest quality at the lowest pricing. An associate buyer is responsible for negotiating deals with suppliers, as well as identifying cost-reduction opportunities, communicating them to management, and working with suppliers to realize those savings. The day-to-day responsibilities of an associate buyer also include analyzing inventory levels and upcoming requirements, choosing suppliers, placing and confirming orders, expediting orders, and ensuring that all orders arrive in a timely manner. Additionally, associate buyers are responsible for resolving past-due invoices, correcting price discrepancies, and handling non-conforming materials and returns to suppliers. They may also be responsible for creating and tracking supplier and material performance metrics and reporting on these metrics monthly.

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Associate Buyer Tasks

  • Develop, acquire, and expand merchandise and merchandise categories, preparing and processing purchase orders.
  • Present competitive data and profitability recommendations to senior management to develop merchandising plans.
  • Manage vendors, suppliers, and agents, obtaining quotes, ensuring deliveries, and resolving external issues.
  • Track, analyze, and improve sales and margins to achieve business objectives.
  • Conduct competitor and consumer research to identify trends, consumer needs, and growth opportunities.

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Common Career Paths for Associate Buyer


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Popular Skills for Associate Buyer

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Buyer

Pay by Experience for an Associate Buyer has a negative trend. An entry-level Associate Buyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 248 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate Buyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 93 salaries. An experienced Associate Buyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 40 salaries. An Associate Buyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,653

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

Associate Buyer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Associate Buyer?

Associate Buyer in San Francisco:
Pros: City culture, food, people.
Cons: Cost of living.

Associate Buyer in Corte Madera:
"Short Commute."
Pros: Short commute to work from my home.
Cons: Not very many retail companies in Marin, limited opportunity.

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Key Stats for Associate Buyer

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Associate Buyer Salaries

▲6%

▲4%

National Average
$53,000

▼3%

Late-Career
▼15%

Skills That Affect Associate Buyer Salaries


▲4%



National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%



Adobe Acrobat
▼9%


Order Inventory
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 11%