Entry-Level Associate Buyer Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Associate Buyers sits in the ballpark of $52K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Associate Buyers can bottom out near $35K or peak near $70K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. More than half of Entry-Level Associate Buyers (68 percent) survey participants are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,710 - $68,879
$39K
$52K
$69K
MEDIAN: $51,588
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$13.88 - $26.00
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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$0$69K
Salary $38,710 - $68,879
Bonus $0.00 - $10,090
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $7,693
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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$35,382 - $69,725
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 214
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $13.88 - $26.00
Overtime $19.82 - $39.83
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,090
Commission $13,252
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $7,693
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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$35,382 - $69,725
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

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Associate Buyer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Buyer


Bringing up the rear, Sears Holdings Corporation's median pay of $63K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $91K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,181

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Associate Buyers, 38 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Associate Buyers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Boston (+5 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Entry-Level Associate Buyers is geography, with workers in Pittsburgh earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Minneapolis and Philadelphia are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Associate Buyer

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Associate Buyer Salaries

▲10%


Negotiation
▲5%

Product Development
▲5%

Microsoft Excel
▲2%

Vendor Management
▲1%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Office
▼6%

Microsoft Outlook
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 9%
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