Average Assistant Buyer Salary
$48,000 yearly
$23.45 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$37,000
10 %
$48,000
Median
$62,000
90 %
What Is The Average Assistant Buyer Salary?
The average assistant buyer salary is $48,777 per year, or $23.45 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $37,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $62,000. As most things go, location can be critical. West Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Maine provide the highest assistant buyer salaries.

Average Assistant Buyer Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where assistant buyers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Assistant Buyer average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$40,206
$40,206
$19.33
$19.33
Alaska
Alaska
$49,136
$49,136
$23.62
$23.62
Arizona
Arizona
$43,891
$43,891
$21.10
$21.10
Arkansas
Arkansas
$38,640
$38,640
$18.58
$18.58
California
California
$46,021
$46,021
$22.13
$22.13
Colorado
Colorado
$44,032
$44,032
$21.17
$21.17
Connecticut
Connecticut
$49,347
$49,347
$23.72
$23.72
Delaware
Delaware
$46,378
$46,378
$22.30
$22.30
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$48,081
$48,081
$23.12
$23.12
Florida
Florida
$41,390
$41,390
$19.90
$19.90
Georgia
Georgia
$43,141
$43,141
$20.74
$20.74
Hawaii
Hawaii
$37,548
$37,548
$18.05
$18.05
Idaho
Idaho
$40,129
$40,129
$19.29
$19.29
Illinois
Illinois
$45,198
$45,198
$21.73
$21.73
Indiana
Indiana
$41,943
$41,943
$20.16
$20.16
Iowa
Iowa
$39,725
$39,725
$19.10
$19.10
Kansas
Kansas
$49,169
$49,169
$23.64
$23.64
Kentucky
Kentucky
$44,547
$44,547
$21.42
$21.42
Louisiana
Louisiana
$42,635
$42,635
$20.50
$20.50
Maine
Maine
$50,543
$50,543
$24.30
$24.30
Maryland
Maryland
$46,102
$46,102
$22.16
$22.16
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$48,562
$48,562
$23.35
$23.35
Michigan
Michigan
$48,912
$48,912
$23.52
$23.52
Minnesota
Minnesota
$42,727
$42,727
$20.54
$20.54
Mississippi
Mississippi
$43,159
$43,159
$20.75
$20.75
Missouri
Missouri
$41,982
$41,982
$20.18
$20.18
Montana
Montana
$37,337
$37,337
$17.95
$17.95
Nebraska
Nebraska
$42,902
$42,902
$20.63
$20.63
Nevada
Nevada
$36,819
$36,819
$17.70
$17.70
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$48,090
$48,090
$23.12
$23.12
New Jersey
New Jersey
$51,538
$51,538
$24.78
$24.78
New Mexico
New Mexico
$41,548
$41,548
$19.98
$19.98
New York
New York
$49,684
$49,684
$23.89
$23.89
North Carolina
North Carolina
$42,960
$42,960
$20.65
$20.65
North Dakota
North Dakota
$45,480
$45,480
$21.87
$21.87
Ohio
Ohio
$47,980
$47,980
$23.07
$23.07
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$42,555
$42,555
$20.46
$20.46
Oregon
Oregon
$42,888
$42,888
$20.62
$20.62
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$51,307
$51,307
$24.67
$24.67
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$47,594
$47,594
$22.88
$22.88
South Carolina
South Carolina
$44,587
$44,587
$21.44
$21.44
South Dakota
South Dakota
$37,443
$37,443
$18.00
$18.00
Tennessee
Tennessee
$42,761
$42,761
$20.56
$20.56
Texas
Texas
$41,653
$41,653
$20.03
$20.03
Utah
Utah
$45,811
$45,811
$22.02
$22.02
Vermont
Vermont
$45,541
$45,541
$21.89
$21.89
Virginia
Virginia
$47,550
$47,550
$22.86
$22.86
Washington
Washington
$51,248
$51,248
$24.64
$24.64
West Virginia
West Virginia
$51,952
$51,952
$24.98
$24.98
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$45,413
$45,413
$21.83
$21.83
Wyoming
Wyoming
$41,596
$41,596
$20.00
$20.00

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Highest Paying Cities For Assistant Buyer

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$51,785
$51,785
$24.90
$24.90
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$51,760
$51,760
$24.88
$24.88
New York, NY
New York, NY
$49,897
$49,897
$23.99
$23.99
Hartford, CT
Hartford, CT
$49,231
$49,231
$23.67
$23.67
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$48,110
$48,110
$23.13
$23.13
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$47,598
$47,598
$22.88
$22.88

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Average Assistant Buyer Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    2021
    $48,800
    $48,800
    $23.45
    $23.45
    +1.1%
    +1.1%
    2020
    2020
    $48,200
    $48,200
    $23.20
    $23.20
    +1.7%
    +1.7%
    2019
    2019
    $47,400
    $47,400
    $22.80
    $22.80
    +3.7%
    +3.7%
    2018
    2018
    $45,700
    $45,700
    $21.96
    $21.96
    +2.1%
    +2.1%
    2017
    2017
    $44,700
    $44,700
    $21.49
    $21.49
    -0.7%
    -0.7%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Purchasing Agent

    Avg. salary: $46,463

    A purchasing agent's general task is keeping purchase records and making sure that there won't be any discrepancies with the handling of orders. The purchasing agent should be responsible for the order processing and payment collection. Purchasing agents should also be proficient in interpreting and evaluating data, researching on best marketing sources and alternatives, issuing required documentation for suppliers, as well as managing customer queries as needed. Being a purchasing agent requires critical-thinking skills in assessing concerns and providing solutions should there be any possible negotiation conflicts.
    56,171 Purchasing Agent Jobs
    Grain Elevator Worker

    Avg. salary: $26,594

    A Grain Elevator Worker is responsible for operating grain elevators, ensuring everything runs smoothly and efficiently. They also perform tasks, such as preparing and processing grain, loading and unloading vehicles, measuring vehicles' weight according to protocols, maintaining records of all procedures, and performing regular maintenance checks on vehicles and equipment. They also facilitate quality control by inspecting grain for any mold or foreign objects, testing grain for moisture content, and grading grain samples while adhering to laws and regulations.
    15,758 Grain Elevator Worker Jobs
    Produce Buyer

    Avg. salary: $55,993

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    10,940 Produce Buyer Jobs
    Store Manager And Buyer

    Avg. salary: $59,454

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    105,197 Store Manager And Buyer Jobs
    Buyer

    Avg. salary: $50,334

    A buyer's duties include product sourcing and comparing resources for the best product range that would suit the specific needs of the business. Buyers must have excellent communication and negotiation skills to evaluate items that most likely benefit the customer and improve the sales of daily operations with cost-efficient products. They also conduct extensive research for market and price trends while considering the highest quality standards. Buyers should also possess strong analytical skills to create purchase orders and statistical analysis.
    15,248 Buyer Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Assistant Buyers The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like J. C. Penney and Ross Stores as they offer the highest salaries for assistant buyers.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Assistant Buyer SalaryAssistant Buyer Salary Range
    1J. C. Penney
    4.5
    $82,535
    $56k
    $91k
    2Ross Stores
    4.6
    $76,064
    $56k
    $91k
    3Bed Bath & Beyond
    4.8
    $74,012
    $56k
    $91k
    4Gap
    4.6
    $73,003
    $56k
    $91k
    5Nordstrom
    4.6
    $72,787
    $56k
    $91k
    6Dillard's
    4.4
    $71,186
    $56k
    $91k

    Recently Added Assistant Buyer Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Assistant Buyer
    Assistant Buyer
    Auburn, NY
    Auburn, NY
    07/14/2021
    07/14/2021
    $39,653
    $39,653
    07/14/2021
    Assistant Buyer Global Transportation & Compliance
    Assistant Buyer Global Transportation & Compliance
    Bettendorf, IA
    Bettendorf, IA
    07/12/2021
    07/12/2021
    $45,000
    $45,000
    07/12/2021
    Aston Carter
    Aston Carter
    Assistant Buyer
    Assistant Buyer
    Assistant Buyer
    Albany, NY
    Albany, NY
    07/06/2021
    07/06/2021
    $33,392
    $33,392
    07/06/2021
    Assistant Buyer
    Assistant Buyer
    Las Vegas, NV
    Las Vegas, NV
    07/02/2021
    07/02/2021
    $34,000
    $34,000
    07/02/2021
    Inter-Connect Employment Services
    Inter-Connect Employment Services
    Assistant Buyer
    Assistant Buyer
    Assistant Buyer
    Quincy, IL
    Quincy, IL
    05/28/2021
    05/28/2021
    $33,392
    $33,392
    05/28/2021
    Inter-Connect Employment Services
    Inter-Connect Employment Services
    Assistant Buyer
    Assistant Buyer
    Assistant Buyer
    Quincy, IL
    Quincy, IL
    05/24/2021
    05/24/2021
    $33,392
    $33,392
    05/24/2021
    Terra Staffing Group
    Terra Staffing Group
    Assistant Buyer
    Assistant Buyer
    Assistant Buyer
    Tacoma, WA
    Tacoma, WA
    05/24/2021
    05/24/2021
    $62,610
    $62,610
    05/24/2021
    Assistant Buyer
    Assistant Buyer
    Boston, MA
    Boston, MA
    05/20/2021
    05/20/2021
    $54,100
    $54,100
    05/20/2021
    Assistant Buyer
    Assistant Buyer
    Boston, MA
    Boston, MA
    05/20/2021
    05/20/2021
    $54,100
    $54,100
    05/20/2021
    Assistant Buyer
    Assistant Buyer
    Las Vegas, NV
    Las Vegas, NV
    05/01/2021
    05/01/2021
    $34,000
    $34,000
    05/01/2021

    Average Assistant Buyer Salary by Demographic

    Assistant Buyer Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $51,035
    female-income
    Female Income
    $49,632
    Median Assistant Buyer Income by Race
    Asian assistant buyers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown assistant buyers have the lowest average salary at $48,994.
    $52,000
    $51,000
    $50,000
    $49,000
    $48,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$48,994
    White$50,435
    Black or African American$50,748
    Asian$51,316
    Hispanic or Latino$50,174
    Average Assistant Buyer Salary by Education Level
    Assistant buyers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $60,613 annually. With a Bachelors degree, assistant buyers earn a median annual income of $55,597 compared to $49,632 for assistant buyers with an Associate degree.
    $61,000
    $58,000
    $55,000
    $52,000
    $49,000
    $46,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$48,664
    Master's Degree$60,613
    Bachelor's Degree$55,597
    Some College/ Associate Degree$49,632