Average Buyer Salary

R243,407
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R17,549
Bonus
R5,139
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Buyer is R243,407.
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R472k
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MEDIAN R243,407
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Salary
R118k - R472k
Bonus
R6k - R49k
Profit Sharing
R1 - R62k
Total Pay
R101k - R482k

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Job Description for Buyer

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Buyer

The top respondents for the job title Buyer are from the companies Pick 'n Pay, Woolworths and Edcon. Reported salaries are highest at Massmart where the average pay is R640,360. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Edcon, earning around R503,180. Lancet Laboratories pays the lowest at around R173,000. Woolworths also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying R400,000.

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Popular Skills for Buyer

Skills in Procurement, Negotiation, Sourcing and Vendor Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Buyer

An entry-level Buyer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R143,967 based on 39 salaries. An early career Buyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R211,342 based on 233 salaries. A mid-career Buyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R272,935 based on 208 salaries. An experienced Buyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R300,786 based on 117 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R347,517.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 616 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.3%
Early Career
37.8%
Mid Career
33.8%
Experienced
19.0%
Late Career
3.1%

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