$53,381
Avg. Salary
$19.15
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,471

Bonus

$1,531

Profit Sharing

$5,139

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Buyer is $19.15 per hour.

The median Buyer has a base pay of $53,381. Salaries generally range from $39k to $76k. The median bonus is $2,471. Skills that can affect salary include Procurement, Vendor Management, Inventory Control, Inventory Management, Negotiation, Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, Contract Negotiation, Forecasting, Materials Requirement Planning (MRP), Supply Chain, Order Inventory, Microsoft Office, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Microsoft Word.
$14.31
10%
$19.15
50%
$26.16
90%
MEDIAN $19.15
$39k
10%
$53k
50%
$76k
90%
MEDIAN $53,381
$39,118 - $75,521
$39K
$53K
$76K
MEDIAN: $53,381
10%
50%
90%

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$14.31 - $26.16
$14
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.15
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$0$75K
Salary $39,118 - $75,521
Bonus $196 - $9,248
Profit Sharing $101 - $5,544
Commission $600 - $29,748
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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$35,467 - $74,872
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 8,826
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $14.31 - $26.16
Hourly Tips $1.62
Overtime $20.08 - $37.34
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $196 - $9,248
Commission $600 - $29,748
Profit Sharing $101 - $5,544
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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$35,467 - $74,872
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,841

Job Description for Buyer

Buyers, also known as purchasing agents, work in many different fields. Some common businesses that hire buyers are retail stores, grocery stores, car dealerships, and many others. Buyers work is both mentally and physically challenging. Not only do they have to have very extensive knowledge of the business, they also need to know what kind of products need to be bought. Aside from the mental aspect, buyers often have to physically travel to pick up the items they are buying. They usually work indoors although some types of buyers such as car dealerships would have cars outside in the lot to choose from. Buyers often work with public relations or sellers from other companies. Most buyers have a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or Management, but some have a degree in their field such as Fashion, etc.

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Buyer Tasks
  • Identify suppliers, select merchandise and negotiate bills of sale for a business.
  • Inspect deliveries for shipping errors, improper handling, or quality issues.
  • Ensure that orders are delivered on time and at cost.
  • Resolve billing and shipping problems and provide information to suppliers.

Buyer Pay By Employer

$0$108K

$31,676

CarMax, Inc.
20 profiles
$48,098

$61,635

$66,637

US Foods
15 profiles
$51,789

$55,784

$57,391

$60,000

$40,478

$70,347

Common Career Paths for Buyer


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Buyer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Buyer

Pay by Experience Level for Buyer

Pay by Experience for a Buyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Buyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 3,169 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Buyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 2,019 salaries. An experienced Buyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 1,563 salaries. A Buyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 648 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,155

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

Buyer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Buyer?

Buyer in Slidell:
"I Wish I Knew More Drug Names."
Make sure you get paid for what you do. Make sure they do not pay you for what you do not do.

Buyer in Hershey:
"Require Appropriate Tools."
Working for a family owned business can be difficult. There are often important tools missing that directly affect the job. This important information can be held as private making it extremely difficult to tailor the purchasing for the store.

Buyer in Livonia:
"Skills And Abilities."
To learn the basics of our business from ordering material and stamping our products to shipping them out to our customers.

Buyer in Lee's Summit:
"Daily respnsibilities, career path."
Go with an established company that pays you what you are worth.

Buyer in Evansville:
"Negotiation skills."
Take all the training available to you.

Buyer in Souderton:
"Now Your Market Place."
Now Opportunities. Plan Capture of Opportunities. Review Performance of Opportunities.

Buyer in Irvine:
"SAP Knowledge."
Once you have SAP knowledge, you will be in demand and you can go just about anywhere.

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Key Stats for Buyer

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2093 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Buyer Salaries

▲13%

▲4%

▲2%

National Average
$51,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Buyer Salaries


▲4%

▲2%


▼0%

National Average
$51,000

▼1%


Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
▼2%








Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2093 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 13%