Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Retail Buyer is $57,018
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Retail Buyers?
An early career Retail Buyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,429 based on 64 salaries. A mid-career Retail Buyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,413 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Retail Buyer with …Read more
What Do Retail Buyers Do?
Retail buyers are responsible for developing and buying merchandise for their store or department. The buyer analyzes data to predict what will be popular with shoppers to ensure those items are sufficiently stocked. For clothing and fashion, retail buyers often work closely with fashion designers to stay ahead of what is (and will be) popular in the fashion industry. Retail buyers may be required to travel to attend events such as fashion shows, trade shows, and fairs. They work with other …Read more