Produce Buyer (Grocery) Salary

The average Produce Buyer in the United States earns approximately $53K per year. Most Produce Buyers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men make up the majority of Produce Buyers (67 percent) survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,685 - $76,794
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$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,385
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$10.30 - $22.15
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$0$76K
Salary $38,685 - $76,794
Bonus $0.00 - $9,933
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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$33,852 - $75,484
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $10.30 - $22.15
Overtime $23.96
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,933
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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$33,852 - $75,484
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

Job Description for Produce Buyer (Grocery)

Grocery produce buyers typically negotiate and collaborate with produce suppliers on product promotions, advertisements, and pricing and serve as the primary contact between stores and direct suppliers. They may also identify and determine the best supplies of produce to ensure that quality is maintained at all times.

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Produce Buyer (Grocery) 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.

Produce Buyer (Grocery) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Produce Buyer (Grocery)

Pay by Experience for a Produce Buyer (Grocery) has a positive trend. An entry-level Produce Buyer (Grocery) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Produce Buyer (Grocery) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Produce Buyer (Grocery) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 10 salaries. A Produce Buyer (Grocery) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 8 salaries.

Produce Buyer (Grocery) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Produce Buyer (Grocery)?

Produce Buyer (Grocery) in San Diego:
"My boss pay me cash, and I don't have benefits, and I move f."
Pros: I love to buy produce, I have 20 years buying produce I know, how buy and sell.
Cons: They pay me cash $600.00 a week cash. I move from San Diego to Fresno. No health insurance. I am having rough time because I can not prove income. They deposit in my own checking account a lot of money for buy.

Key Stats for Produce Buyer (Grocery)

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Produce Buyer (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 17%