Entry-Level Buyer Salary

The average Entry-Level Buyer can expect to rake in roughly $50K per year. Overall incomes of Entry-Level Buyers — including $7K bonuses, $5K profit sharing proceeds, and $35K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $33K and $67K. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Entry-Level Buyers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Buyers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$36,870 - $68,337
$37K
$50K
$68K
MEDIAN: $50,277
10%
50%
90%

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$13.67 - $23.82
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.88
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90%

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$0$68K
Salary $36,870 - $68,337
Bonus $0.00 - $7,132
Profit Sharing $98.26 - $4,989
Commission $4,200
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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$33,376 - $67,943
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,440
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $13.67 - $23.82
Hourly Tips $0.73
Overtime $19.88 - $35.90
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,132
Commission $4,200
Profit Sharing $98.26 - $4,989
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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$33,376 - $67,943
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 858

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Popular Employer Salaries for Buyer


Whole Foods Market, Inc., United Technologies Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Fiber Dynamics Inc., and Target Corporation are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Buyers. Target Corporation leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $89K. Other big spenders include Caterpillar, Inc., Ford Motor Company, and CH2M Hill, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Buyers see paychecks nearing $75K, $67K, or $63K.

With a reported median salary of only $33K, Whole Foods Market, Inc. easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are 169 percent lower than the top payer. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. at $37K, Core-Mark International, Inc. at $41K, and Performance Food Group Corporation, where $43K is the norm.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,342

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Buyers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Buyers will also find cushy salaries in Detroit (+19 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and Columbus (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Portland, 12 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Grand Rapids (10 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Buyer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Buyer in Baton Rouge:
Ask plenty of questions. Get to become friends with the guys in the shop and learn your material that you are purchasing.

Buyer in Covina:
"Would I have to wear a tie?"
Listen before talking. Try going thru channels 1st. Never give up the ship. Let us talk about raises every 6 months.

Buyer in Meredith:
"I hit the ground running every day. High stress."
Plan your day and start with priority issues first.

Buyer in Toronto:
"My payscale."
Try for tech field rather than tech comm field.

Buyer in New York:
"Be willing to seek and learn all you can in the field."
Finish undergrad college and continue education. It will help you advance in your career. Learn all you can about hospital materials systems. Learn how to maintain contract data. Learn the process of contract LOp. Learn the value of Hospital (Vat) value analysis -product committee.

Buyer in New York:
"Stay Upbeat."
Retail Buying is often riddled with social politics because many people clamour to break into the industry. Asserting your confidence, staying upbeat, and remaining calm in the face of changing priorities will keep people on your side. Even if you are an assistant, you should carry yourself like a leader: Act quickly, but don't rush. Be calm and proactive, don't appear flustered and reactive. And finally, keep gossip to a minimum.

Buyer in Salem:
"Great Company."
Be nice to everyone.

Key Stats for Buyer

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 615 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
20%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Buyer Salaries



▲3%

▲3%

National Average
$48,000

▼1%

▼2%




Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼4%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 615 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 12%
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