$70,347
Avg. Salary
$31.25
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Buyer is $31.25 per hour.

The average pay for a Buyer is $70,347 per year.

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MEDIAN $70,347
$55,752 - $108,413
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Salary $55,752 - $108,413
Bonus $4,000
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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$56,269 - $113,360
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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 Job Listings

Key Stats for Buyer

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Buyer Salaries

▲12%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Buyer Salaries

Vendor Management
▲11%

Strategic Planning
▲7%

Negotiation
▲6%

Contract Negotiation
▲3%

Procurement
▲3%

Data Analysis
▲2%

National Average
$73,000

Supply Chain
▼2%

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 85%
no benefits
None: