$52,646
Avg. Salary
$15.98
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,292

Bonus

$1,125

Profit Sharing

$15,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Wholesale And Retail Buyer, (Except Farm Products) is $15.98 per hour.

The median Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) has a base pay of $52,646. Salaries generally range from $38k to $74k. The median bonus is $3,292. Skills that can affect salary include Inventory Management, Merchandising, Microsoft Excel, Negotiation.
$11.82
10%
$15.98
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$23.00
90%
MEDIAN $15.98
$38k
10%
$53k
50%
$74k
90%
MEDIAN $52,646
$38,317 - $73,752
$38K
$53K
$74K
MEDIAN: $52,646
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$11.82 - $23.00
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$0$73K
Salary $38,317 - $73,752
Bonus $98.63 - $14,899
Profit Sharing $0.21 - $5,383
Commission $15,000
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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$29,874 - $73,643
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 132
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $11.82 - $23.00
Overtime $12.00 - $32.06
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $98.63 - $14,899
Commission $15,000
Profit Sharing $0.21 - $5,383
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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$29,874 - $73,643
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 64

Job Description for Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products)

Wholesale and retail buyers (except farm products) are responsible for ensuring their company purchases products that help improve sales and drive new traffic to the stores while maintaining their current customer base. They are responsible for developing merchandising guidelines that ensure optimal product turnover, margin, and customer satisfaction. Wholesale and retail buyers should ensure that relevant individuals in their organization have needed product knowledge. They are also responsible for analyzing sales information to determine what need to be purchased, as well as communicate the needs of the business to the management team on a regular basis. In all tasks, buyers must follow organizational rules and strategies. This is generally a full-time position that takes place in an office setting, and it generally requires occasional travel.

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Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) 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.

Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) Pay By Employer

$0$34K

$31,369

Common Career Paths for Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products)


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Wholesale and Retail Buyers often transition into Department Store Buyer positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Buyer, Department Stores earn $61K per year. Wholesale and Retail Buyers most often move into positions as Purchasing Managers or Operations Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $13K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products)


Wholesale and Retail Buyers only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Microsoft Excel, Inventory Management, and Merchandising are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Merchandising. The majority of those who know Inventory Management also know Merchandising.

Pay by Experience Level for Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products)

Pay by Experience for a Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) has a positive trend. An entry-level Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 22 salaries. A Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 20 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,317

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

For those looking to make money, Wholesale and Retail Buyers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Wholesale and Retail Buyers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+11 percent). Compared to the national average, Portland Wholesale and Retail Buyers have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (12 percent lower) and Seattle (2 percent lower).

Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products)?

Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) in Chicago:
"Always Something New."
Pros: Able to be creative and solve problems. Able to see and feel effects of my problem solving.
Cons: Unorganized, unprofessional, lacking structure and direction

Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) in Dublin:
"Inventory control; product projection; Merchandising product."
Pros: I like the weather and environment in Dublin.
Cons: A little bit too far from my home.

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Key Stats for Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products)

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) Salaries

▲13%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$49,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) Salaries

▲9%


National Average
$49,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 21%