Average Retail Buyer with Merchandising Skills Salary

$61,016
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,750
Bonus
$3,000
Commission
$2,250
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Retail Buyer with Merchandising skills is $61,016.
10%
$37k
MEDIAN
$61k
90%
$111k
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Salary
$37k - $111k
Bonus
$515 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$983 - $5k
Commission
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$29k - $106k

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

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 31 salaries. A mid-career Retail Buyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,999 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Retail Buyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,233 based on 35 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $81,313.
Employees with Retail Buyer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 81.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (35.1% more) and Portland, Oregon (27.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Las Vegas, Nevada (11.4% less), Detroit, Michigan (1.8% less) and Los Angeles, California (1.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 124 survey responses.
Early Career
25.0%
Mid Career
28.2%
Experienced
28.2%
Late Career
18.5%

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