Merchandise Buyer Salary in the United States

How much does a Merchandise Buyer make in the United States? The average Merchandise Buyer salary in the United States is $92,210 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $75,340 and $109,557. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Merchandise Buyer selects merchandise for order, places order, and stays involved in inventory distribution. Reviews success of previous orders to determine extent to which inventory should be replenished. Being a Merchandise Buyer researches new trends or advances in product lines to make appropriate buying decisions. May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Additionally, Merchandise Buyer typically reports to a supervisor or manager. To be a Merchandise Buyer typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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101825
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    Merchandise Buyer Assistant, Sr.

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Merchandise Buyer

    4 - 7 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Merchandise Buyer, Sr.

    7 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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