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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a junior buyer/buyer. For example, did you know that they make an average of $24.21 an hour? That's $50,352 a year!

What Does a Junior Buyer/Buyer Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a junior buyer/buyer, we found that a lot of resumes listed 23.0% of junior buyers/buyers included purchase orders, while 8.9% of resumes included vendor invoices, and 8.5% of resumes included office supplies. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the junior buyer/buyer job title. But what industry to start with? Most junior buyers/buyers actually find jobs in the manufacturing and retail industries.

How To Become a Junior Buyer/Buyer

If you're interested in becoming a junior buyer/buyer, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 51.6% of junior buyers/buyers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 12.5% of junior buyers/buyers have master's degrees. Even though most junior buyers/buyers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a junior buyer/buyer. When we researched the most common majors for a junior buyer/buyer, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on junior buyer/buyer resumes include master's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a junior buyer/buyer. In fact, many junior buyer/buyer jobs require experience in a role such as buyer. Meanwhile, many junior buyers/buyers also have previous career experience in roles such as assistant buyer or administrative assistant.

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Average Salary
$50,352
Average Salary
Job Openings
11,344
Job Openings

Junior Buyer/Buyer Career Paths

Top Careers Before Junior Buyer/Buyer

Buyer
18.7 %

Top Careers After Junior Buyer/Buyer

Buyer
33.7 %

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Average Salary for a Junior Buyer/Buyer

Junior Buyers/Buyers in America make an average salary of $50,352 per year or $24 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $71,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $35,000 per year.
Average Salary
$50,352

Best Paying Cities

City
ascdesc
Average Salarydesc
Fremont, CA
Salary Range45k - 77k$59k$59,419
Allentown, PA
Salary Range43k - 76k$58k$57,853
Jersey City, NJ
Salary Range41k - 71k$54k$54,471
Richmond, VA
Salary Range41k - 69k$54k$53,505
Davie, FL
Salary Range38k - 64k$50k$49,868
Hartford, CT
Salary Range36k - 62k$48k$48,136
$33k
$77k

Recently Added Salaries

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Junior Buyer
Junior Buyer
Randstad
Randstad
03/30/2021
03/30/2021
$52,17503/30/2021
$52,175
Junior Buyer
Junior Buyer
The Reserves Network
The Reserves Network
03/26/2021
03/26/2021
$31,30503/26/2021
$31,305
JR. Buyer
JR. Buyer
Randstad
Randstad
03/03/2021
03/03/2021
$39,65303/03/2021
$39,653
Junior Buyer
Junior Buyer
Randstad
Randstad
01/15/2021
01/15/2021
$52,17501/15/2021
$52,175
Junior Buyer
Junior Buyer
Adecco
Adecco
01/14/2021
01/14/2021
$40,00001/14/2021
$40,000
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Junior Buyer/Buyer Demographics

Gender

female

67.6 %

male

29.6 %

unknown

2.9 %

Ethnicity

White

71.6 %

Hispanic or Latino

10.4 %

Black or African American

8.6 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

44.7 %

French

10.5 %

Portuguese

5.3 %
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Junior Buyer/Buyer Education

Degrees

Bachelors

57.1 %

Associate

15.9 %

Certificate

13.4 %

Top Colleges for Junior Buyer/Buyers

1. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA • Private

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

2. Bentley University

Waltham, MA • Private

In-State Tuition
$49,880
Enrollment
4,177

3. SUNY Farmingdale

Farmingdale, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$8,306
Enrollment
9,394

4. New York University

New York, NY • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339

5. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN • Public

In-State Tuition
$14,760
Enrollment
31,451

6. SUNY College at Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$8,369
Enrollment
5,229

7. Stanford University

Stanford, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

8. Baylor University

Waco, TX • Private

In-State Tuition
$45,542
Enrollment
14,159

9. SUNY College of Technology at Alfred

Alfred, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$8,570
Enrollment
3,721

10. Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,853
Enrollment
14,759
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Best States For a Junior Buyer/Buyer

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a junior buyer/buyer. The best states for people in this position are Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, and North Dakota. Junior buyers/buyers make the most in Massachusetts with an average salary of $59,324. Whereas in Pennsylvania and California, they would average $57,435 and $56,688, respectively. While junior buyers/buyers would only make an average of $56,491 in North Dakota, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. Pennsylvania

Total Junior Buyer/Buyer Jobs:
460
Highest 10% Earn:
$96,000
Location Quotient:
1.01
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Vermont

Total Junior Buyer/Buyer Jobs:
31
Highest 10% Earn:
$85,000
Location Quotient:
1.03
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Michigan

Total Junior Buyer/Buyer Jobs:
307
Highest 10% Earn:
$91,000
Location Quotient:
1.01
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Junior Buyer/Buyer Employers

1. Macy's
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$89,788
Junior Buyer/Buyers Hired: 
9+
2. Accenture
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$95,700
Junior Buyer/Buyers Hired: 
8+
3. Randstad USA
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$49,181
Junior Buyer/Buyers Hired: 
8+
4. Turtle & Hughes
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$60,991
Junior Buyer/Buyers Hired: 
6+
5. Sanmina
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$75,089
Junior Buyer/Buyers Hired: 
5+
6. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$56,472
Junior Buyer/Buyers Hired: 
5+

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Updated October 2, 2020