Average Mid-Career Retail Buyer Salary

$60,540
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,880
Bonus
$3,000
Commission
$650
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Retail Buyer is $60,540.
10%
$39k
MEDIAN
$61k
90%
$112k
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Salary
$39k - $112k
Bonus
$495 - $26k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $650
Commission
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$34k - $113k

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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, Data Analysis and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $45,122 based on 63 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 $82,364.

Pay Difference by Location

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 160 survey responses.
Early Career
39.4%
Experienced
37.5%
Late Career
23.1%

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