$68,387
Avg. Salary
$23.99
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,831

Bonus

$2,428

Profit Sharing

$16,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Buyer is $23.99 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Buyer is $68,387 per year.

10%
$16.91
10%
$23.99
50%
$33.88
90%
90%
MEDIAN $23.99
10%
$50k
10%
$68k
50%
$91k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $68,387
$49,902 - $91,394
$50K
$68K
$91K
MEDIAN: $68,387
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90%

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$16.91 - $33.88
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MEDIAN: $23.99
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$0$94K
Salary $49,902 - $91,394
Bonus $504 - $10,311
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,851
Commission $16,000
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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$48,317 - $94,011
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,699
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $16.91 - $33.88
Overtime $22.85 - $45.99
Annual Data $0$94K
Bonus $504 - $10,311
Commission $16,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,851
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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$48,317 - $94,011
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 369

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.

Senior Buyer Pay By Employer

$0$108K

$71,221

$83,611

$92,021

CarMax, Inc.
7 profiles
$74,169

$76,000

Common Career Paths for Senior Buyer


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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: $68,458

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Senior Buyer Advice

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

Senior Buyer in Rochester:
"Get educated."
Go for all the experience. Find your mentors and be one. Get your education. A bachelor's or master's degree will be helpful. APICS certification will be useful so take those as electives. Get your six sigma black belt if possible. Get your passport and go live a good life!

Senior Buyer in Albany:
"HOW INVOLVED IT IS."
Be very knowledgeable in all aspects of the products you purchase.

Senior Buyer in Ontario:
Shop for the best possible price.

Senior Buyer in Bloomfield:
Get a CPSM or professional certification.

Senior Buyer in Roseville:
After you gain experience and build your leadership profile, you are ready to begin your main role of associate development. Once you have built your Carmax resume of achievements and milestones, you should periodically evaluate your workload and level of responsibility and how valuable you are to the company. Then honestly ask yourself if you are being compensated fairly for the what you do for the company as well as your team/store/region.

Senior Buyer in Austin:
"Focus."
Employers looking for specific skill set.

Senior Buyer in Chicago Heights:
It is a satidsfying job for people with thick skins.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Senior Buyer

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 740 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
25%

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 740 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 9%