Average Junior Buyer Salary

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The average salary for a Junior Buyer is $45,546.
MEDIAN $45,546
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$32k - $57k
$196 - $5k
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$203 - $2k
Total Pay
$31k - $55k

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Job Description for Junior Buyer

Junior Buyer Tasks
  • Assist buyers and managers with writing purchase orders, buying merchandise, and managing inventory.
  • Research suppliers to determine which ones fit company pricing and quality objectives.
  • Advise retail outlets how to price products based on purchase price and market trends.

Career Paths

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Junior Buyer
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Purchasing Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Junior Buyer

Skills in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Purchasing, Contract Negotiation and Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Junior Buyer

An entry-level Junior Buyer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,292 based on 59 salaries. An early career Junior Buyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,226 based on 259 salaries. A mid-career Junior Buyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,534 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Junior Buyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,492 based on 28 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $62,363.
Employees with Junior Buyer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 37.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Detroit, Michigan (18.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (12.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (13.7% less) and Chicago, Illinois (2.3% less).

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