Entry-Level Senior Buyer Salary

Average Entry-Level Senior Buyers make around $60K per year. With some bonuses approaching $8K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Senior Buyers spread between $44K and $82K depending on individual performance. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Senior Buyers (52 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Senior Buyers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,126 - $80,365
$45K
$60K
$80K
MEDIAN: $60,412
10%
50%
90%

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$15.13 - $29.21
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$21
$29
MEDIAN: $21.09
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$0$83K
Salary $45,126 - $80,365
Bonus $375.00 - $9,826
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,728
Commission $37,500
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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$43,540 - $83,369
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 361
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $15.13 - $29.21
Overtime $22.74 - $42.87
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $375.00 - $9,826
Commission $37,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,728
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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$43,540 - $83,369
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

Senior Buyer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,765

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

Dallas is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Senior Buyers, 20 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Senior Buyers will also find cushy salaries in Detroit (+17 percent), Boston (+10 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), and Chicago (+6 percent).

Senior Buyer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Senior Buyer in Panama City:
"Crisis Management."
The amount of pressure placed on the department to complete tasks that do not fall under the responsibility of procurement. Problem solving and process management issues take up more time than actual job duties, making it hard to meet critical deadlines. Strengthen critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities.

Senior Buyer in Houston:
"Network."
Get your MBA.

Senior Buyer in Los Alamos:
"Prime Contract vs LANL Subcontract purchasing."
Subcontractors to a Los Alamos National Security (LANS) Prime Contract are subject to personal politics that play into RFPs. Thus, a new subcontractor comes in, cleans out 75% of the workforce only to find that the mission cannot be accomplished with that hefty of a RIF. Subcontractor has to renegotiate subcontract with LANS for years while your personal salary and benefits are maintaining the low. Hold steadfast to obtain a position with the Prime Contractor at Los Alamos National Laboratory...Subcontracted positions in Los Alamos are NOT secure.

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.

Key Stats for Senior Buyer

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
39%

Skills That Affect Senior Buyer Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲8%

Contract Management
▲7%

Negotiation
▲1%

Data Analysis
▲1%

Forecasting
▲1%

Strategic Planning
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$61,000

Supplier Management
▼1%

Sourcing
▼1%

Supply Chain
▼1%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Inventory Management
▼4%

Vendor Management
▼7%

Microsoft Excel
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 8%