The average salary for a Junior Buyer is $45,546.
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Job Description for Junior Buyer
Junior buyers are responsible for administrative and financial related tasks for their organization. They manage different aspects of supplier products, inspecting quality and arranging shipping costs. They also coordinate company purchases with other departments and authorize use of resources. Junior buyers must maintain accurate records of current and prospect suppliers and their performance, and so they need to possess strong data entry skills. One of the junior buyer's main responsibilitie…Read more
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.
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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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