Buyer in Hartford, Connecticut Salary

A Buyer in Hartford, Connecticut earns an average salary of $55,313 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$45,615 - $73,974
$46K
$55K
$74K
MEDIAN: $55,301
10%
50%
90%

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Salary $45,615 - $73,974
Bonus $6,500
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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$45,615 - $75,760
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • 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.

About Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford County, Connecticut
124,014
Male:
58,042 (46.8%)
Female:
65,972 (53.2%)
Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and the historic seat of Hartford County until Connecticut disbanded county government in 1960. As of the 2010 Census, Hartford's population was 124,775, making it Connecticut's third-largest city after the coastal cities of Bridgeport and New Haven. Census Bureau estimates since then have indicated Hartford's subsequent fall to fourth place statewide as a result of sustained population growth in the coastal city of Stamford. Nicknamed the "Insurance Capital of the World", Hartford houses many insurance company headquarters, and insurance remains the region's major industry. Founded in 1635, Hartford is among the oldest cities in the United States. Hartford is home to the nation's oldest public art museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum; the oldest publicly funded park, Bushnell Park; the oldest continuously published newspaper, The Hartford Courant; the second-oldest secondary school, Hartford Public; Trinity College, an elite, private liberal arts college,...
Hartford:
$34,240
Connecticut:
$71,346
$952
Hartford:
$159,200
Connecticut:
$270,900
9.9%

Buyer Job Listings

Key Stats for Buyer

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Buyer Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Experienced
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Buyer Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Inventory Control
▼1%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
▼6%

Vendor Management
▼7%

Microsoft Excel
▼7%

Procurement
▼11%

Microsoft Office
▼20%

Data Analysis
▼27%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: