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Salaries for

Buyer

Virginia Median
$53,000
National Median
$53,000
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

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Sr. Buyer
Robert Half Management Resources | Richmond, VA 2 weeks ago

Buyer Procurement Analyst
Confidential | Reston, VA 2 weeks ago

Procurement Analyst/Buyer
Unisys Corporation | Reston, VA 5 days ago

Procurement Analyst/Buyer
Beacon Hill Staffing Group, LLC | Reston, VA 2 weeks ago

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Buyer

Buyers are responsible for purchasing products and services for companies. In some businesses, this is an entry-level position.

A typical day in the life of a buyer might include:

  • Evaluating competing suppliers to assess both the affordability and quality of their products
  • Negotiating new and ongoing contracts with suppliers for the best price
  • Checking the quality of incoming orders to ensure products are up to company standards
  • Visiting trade shows and conferences to learn about new products, services, and suppliers.

Salaries for

Buyer

Virginia Median
$53,000
National Median
$53,000
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

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Recent Jobs Posted

Sr. Buyer
Robert Half Management Resources | Richmond, VA 2 weeks ago

Buyer Procurement Analyst
Confidential | Reston, VA 2 weeks ago

Procurement Analyst/Buyer
Unisys Corporation | Reston, VA 5 days ago

Procurement Analyst/Buyer
Beacon Hill Staffing Group, LLC | Reston, VA 2 weeks ago

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Top Pay by Location

These cities have the highest paying median for Buyer
Houston, TX
$60,000
Philadelphia, PA
$56,000
Jacksonville, FL
$54,000
Atlanta, GA
$53,000
San Diego, CA
$53,000
Los Angeles, CA
$52,000
Charlotte, NC
$50,000
Chicago, IL
$50,000
Salary information is calculated from job seeker profiles and job postings. Both hourly and yearly wages could be reported.

A typical day in the life of a buyer might include:

  • Evaluating competing suppliers to assess both the affordability and quality of their products
  • Negotiating new and ongoing contracts with suppliers for the best price
  • Checking the quality of incoming orders to ensure products are up to company standards
  • Visiting trade shows and conferences to learn about new products, services, and suppliers.

Insider Tips

The typical average salary for a buyer is $53,000 per year. Buyers who work for the federal government have the highest wages, followed by those in management and manufacturing. Buyers in wholesale and retail trade have the lowest salaries. Large businesses require a bachelor's degree in a related field such as finance, business, or management.