Average Buyer Salary

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The average salary for a Buyer is $53,760.
MEDIAN $53,760
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$40k - $76k
$205 - $9k
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$99 - $6k
$1k - $31k
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$36k - $75k

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Job Description for Buyer

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.
The top respondents for the job title Buyer are from the companies The Kroger Company, CarMax, Inc. and Rolls-Royce North America, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Ford Motor Company where the average pay is $69,154. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Rolls-Royce North America, Inc. and General Electric Co (GE), earning around $68,700 and $62,925, respectively. CarMax, Inc. pays the lowest at around $47,530. US Foods and The Kroger Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $52,523 and $56,961, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Buyer

Skills in Procurement, Vendor Management and Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Control and Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Buyer

An entry-level Buyer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,007 based on 1,447 salaries. An early career Buyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,030 based on 5,082 salaries. A mid-career Buyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,172 based on 3,386 salaries. An experienced Buyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,203 based on 2,633 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,833.
Employees with Buyer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 35.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (19.8% more) and San Diego, California (8.2% more).

Years of Experience

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