Senior Buyer Salary

A Senior Buyer earns an average salary of $67,189 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$49,702 - $92,110
$50K
$68K
$92K
MEDIAN: $68,379
10%
50%
90%

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$17.11 - $33.68
$17
$25
$34
MEDIAN: $24.62
10%
50%
90%

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$0$94K
Salary $49,702 - $92,110
Bonus $292.33 - $10,276
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,010
Commission $19,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,660 - $94,881
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,839
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $17.11 - $33.68
Overtime $23.16 - $47.57
Annual Data $0$94K
Bonus $292.33 - $10,276
Commission $19,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,010
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,660 - $94,881
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 179

Job Description for Senior Buyer

The senior buyer is responsible for negotiating long-term and short-term transactions with vendors. This position also plans and incorporates strategic purchasing plans company-wide. The senior buyer is also responsible for collecting and gathering data on potential suppliers and carriers. In addition, they schedule shipping times and manage the requirements of freight travel. They also disperse information about purchasing and sales to the necessary members of production, purchasing, and sales teams. The senior buyer also negotiates the prices for services and/or products.

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Senior 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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Buyer


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Senior Buyer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Buyer

Popular Skills for Senior Buyer

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Buyer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Buyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Buyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 385 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Buyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 732 salaries. An experienced Senior Buyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 933 salaries. A Senior Buyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 468 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,478

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Senior Buyer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Buyer?

Senior Buyer in Indianapolis:
"SBP."
Pros: Independence to make decision. Good working relationship with my Boss. Teamwork within the department.
Cons: Lack of accountability throughout organization. Mistrust in HR department.

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Key Stats for Senior Buyer

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 365 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Senior Buyer Salaries

▲3%

▲3%

National Average
$68,000

▼1%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Senior Buyer Salaries





▼0%

National Average
$68,000

Supply Chain
▼1%

Sourcing
▼2%

Data Analysis
▼2%

▼3%

▼3%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 365 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 9%