Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Buyer is $53,620
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Buyers?
A mid-career Buyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,456 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Buyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,450 based on 6 salaries.
What Do Buyers Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.