Average Retail Buyer with Purchasing Skills Salary

$53,454
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,750
Bonus
$2,000
Commission
$1,750
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Retail Buyer with Purchasing skills is $53,454.
10%
$37k
MEDIAN
$53k
90%
$103k
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United States (change)
Salary
$37k - $103k
Bonus
$306 - $29k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2k
Commission
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$29k - $89k

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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 in Merchandising, Inventory Management, Negotiation and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Buyer

An early career Retail Buyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,451 based on 21 salaries. A mid-career Retail Buyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,840 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Retail Buyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,496 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $80,000.

Pay Difference by Location

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 61 survey responses.
Early Career
34.4%
Mid Career
24.6%
Experienced
31.1%
Late Career
9.8%

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