Senior Buyer Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for senior buyers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 210,208 senior buyers currently employed in the United States.
  • 41.0% of all senior buyers are women, while only 55.8% are men.
  • The average age of an employed senior buyer is 46 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of senior buyers is White (71.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (10.6%) and Black or African American (8.8%).
  • The majority of senior buyers are located in TX, Houston and NY, New York.
  • Senior buyers are paid an average annual salary of $74,652.
  • Senior buyers average starting salary is $54,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 96% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid senior buyers earn as much as $101,000 or more.
  • 13% of all senior buyers are LGBT.
  • Senior buyers are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Senior Buyer Statistics By Gender

Among senior buyers, 41.0% of them are women compared to 55.8% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 55.8%
  • Female, 41.0%
  • Unknown, 3.2%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Male
55.8%
Female
41.0%
Unknown
3.2%

Gender Pay Gap For Senior Buyer

Women Earn 96¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$71,917
female-income
Female Income
$69,376

Senior Buyer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the senior buyer position over time.

Male
Female
51%
49%
46%
44%
41%
39%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
45.45%
54.55%
2009
44.49%
55.51%
2010
45.98%
54.02%
2011
45.90%
54.10%
2012
46.84%
53.16%
2013
46.71%
53.29%
2014
46.96%
53.04%
2015
46.39%
53.61%
2016
46.73%
53.27%
2017
46.39%
53.61%
2018
46.72%
53.28%

Senior Buyer Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, grain elevator worker and chief estimator have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Human Resources Administrative Assistant11%85%
Wedding Coordinator11%83%
Assistant To Human Resources Director12%83%
Senior Buyer56%41%
Timber Buyer88%7%
Chief Estimator91%6%
Grain Elevator Worker91%8%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Grain Elevator Worker
Chief Estimator
Timber Buyer
Senior Buyer
Assistant To Human Resources Director
Wedding Coordinator
Human Resources Administrative Assistant
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Senior Buyer Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among senior buyers is White, which makes up 71.2% of all senior buyers. Comparatively, there are 10.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 71.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 10.6%
  • Black or African American, 8.8%
  • Asian, 7.2%
  • Unknown, 1.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%
Job Title
Senior Buyer RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
71.2%
Hispanic or Latino
10.6%
Black or African American
8.8%
Asian
7.2%
Unknown
1.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.7%

Senior Buyer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among senior buyers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
73.57%
8.88%
5.31%
10.43%
2011
71.93%
9.98%
6.28%
10.03%
2012
72.12%
9.36%
5.76%
10.57%
2013
72.79%
9.69%
6.29%
8.79%
2014
71.69%
8.86%
7.34%
9.44%
2015
73.12%
8.72%
6.69%
9.33%
2016
70.44%
9.68%
6.50%
10.91%
2017
71.81%
8.05%
7.90%
9.99%
2018
71.21%
8.76%
7.24%
10.57%

Senior Buyer Wage Gap By Race

Black or african american senior buyers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown senior buyers have the lowest average salary at $67,019.
$74,000
$72,000
$70,000
$68,000
$66,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$67,019
White$70,215
Black or African American$72,743
Asian$72,349
Hispanic or Latino$70,908

Average Age of a Senior Buyer

We determined the average age of senior buyers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Black or African American
47
45
Unknown
43
Asian
38
42
Hispanic or Latino
46.5
47
White
48
50
American Indian and Alaska Native
43

Senior Buyer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of senior buyer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of senior buyers is 40+ years old, which represents 70% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Senior Buyer YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
8%
30-40 years
22%
40+ years
70%

Types of Senior Buyer Degree Levels

The most common degree for senior buyers is bachelor's degree 70% of senior buyers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 15% and rounding it off is master's degree with 9%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors, 70%
  • Associate, 15%
  • Masters, 9%
  • High School Diploma, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 3%
Job Title
Senior Buyer DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Bachelors
70%
Associate
15%
Masters
9%
High School Diploma
3%
Other Degrees
3%

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Senior Buyer Wage Gap By Education

Senior buyers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $89,267 annually. With a Bachelors degree, senior buyers earn a median annual income of $79,349 compared to $69,376 for senior buyers with an Associate degree.
$94,000
$89,000
$84,000
$79,000
$74,000
$69,000
$64,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$68,247
Master's Degree$89,267
Bachelor's Degree$79,349
Some College/ Associate Degree$69,376

Senior Buyer Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ senior buyers. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most senior buyers is the manufacturing industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire senior buyers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
1%
50 - 100 employees
0%
100 - 500 employees
6%
500 - 1,000 employees
6%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
34%
> 10,000 employees
52%

The Types Of Companies Senior Buyer Work In

Employees with the senior buyer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most senior buyers prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

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Education

Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
1%
Public
62%
Private
36%
Government
1%

Top Industries Hiring Senior Buyers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ senior buyers. Those industries include manufacturing, technology and retail.

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Fortune 500

Manufacturing

Technology

Retail

Automotive

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Fortune 500
22%
Manufacturing
20%
Technology
14%
Retail
9%
Automotive
6%
Health Care
6%
Telecommunication
4%
Energy
4%
Construction
3%
Professional
3%
Hospitality
2%
Transportation
2%
Pharmaceutical
1%
Media
1%
Utilities
1%
Finance
1%

Senior Buyer Turnover And Employment Statistics

Senior Buyer Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of senior buyers changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearascdescSenior Buyer Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
7.44%
2011
5.64%
2012
5.01%
2013
4.52%
2014
2.61%
2015
2.75%
2016
1.99%
2017
1.76%
2018
1.71%

The Average Number of Years That Senior Buyer Stay in a Job

By looking over 18,837 senior buyers resumes, we figured out that the average senior buyer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 33%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
10%
1-2 years
33%
3-4 years
19%
5-7 years
17%
8-10 years
7%
11+ years
13%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Senior Buyers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to senior buyers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Senior Buyer12.70%
Team Lead-Recruitments16.05%
Associate Merchandise Buyer16.98%
Compensation Coordinator18.40%
Material Damage Appraiser19.42%
EDI Business Analyst20.62%
Booking Agent23.56%

ProfessionascdescPercentages of LGBT ascdesc
Team Lead-Recruitments
16.05%
Associate Merchandise Buyer
16.98%
Compensation Coordinator
18.40%
Material Damage Appraiser
19.42%
EDI Business Analyst
20.62%
Booking Agent
23.56%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Senior Buyers

The most common foreign language among senior buyers is Spanish at 46.8%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Chinese at 9.6% and Mandarin is the third-most popular at 8.9%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 46.8%
  • Chinese, 9.6%
  • Mandarin, 8.9%
  • German, 6.0%
  • French, 5.8%
  • Other, 22.9%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
46.8%
Chinese
9.6%
Mandarin
8.9%
German
6.0%
French
5.8%
Other
22.9%

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Where Do Senior Buyers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where senior buyers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Senior Buyers Located?

By looking through more than 18,837 resumes, we found that the most popular places for senior buyers are TX, Houston and NY, New York.

Number of Senior Buyers

Where Are Senior Buyers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country senior buyers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings