Average Early-Career Retail Buyer Salary

$45,122
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$4,000
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The average salary for an Early-Career Retail Buyer is $45,122.
10%
$34k
MEDIAN
$45k
90%
$65k
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$34k - $65k
Bonus
$50 - $12k
Total Pay
$31k - $64k

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Job Description for Retail Buyer

Retail 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.

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Popular Skills for Retail Buyer

Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis, Purchasing, Merchandising and Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Buyer

A mid-career Retail Buyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,573 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Retail Buyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,925 based on 60 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $80,869.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 154 survey responses.
Mid Career
37.0%
Experienced
39.0%
Late Career
24.0%

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