How much does a Merchandise Buyer Assistant make in the United States? The average Merchandise Buyer Assistant salary in the United States is $59,964 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $53,879 and $66,832. 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. 

Merchandise Buyer Assistant Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Merchandise Buyer Assistant Salary $48,340 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Merchandise Buyer Assistant Salary $53,879 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Merchandise Buyer Assistant Salary $59,964 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Merchandise Buyer Assistant Salary $66,832 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Merchandise Buyer Assistant Salary $73,084 US May 28, 2024
25% $53,879 10% $48,340 90% $73,084 75% $66,832 $59,964 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Merchandise Buyer Assistant need?

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Customer Service: Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase. The perception of success of such interactions is dependent on employees "who can adjust themselves to the personality of the guest". Customer service concerns the priority an organization assigns to customer service relative to components such as product innovation and pricing. In this sense, an organization that values good customer service may spend more money in training employees than the average organization or may proactively interview customers for feedback. From the point of view of an overall sales process engineering effort, customer service plays an important role in an organization's ability to generate income and revenue. From that perspective, customer service should be included as part of an overall approach to systematic improvement. One good customer service experience can change the entire perception a customer holds towards the organization.

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Data Entry: Transcribing information into an electronic medium such as a computer or other electronic device.

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Microsoft Excel: Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. It features calculation or computation capabilities, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications.

Customer Service 7.04%
Data Entry 1.55%
Microsoft Excel 0.91%
Others 90.5%
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Job Description for Merchandise Buyer Assistant

Merchandise Buyer Assistant assists merchandise buyers in selecting merchandise, placing orders, and distributing inventory. May be responsible for some inventory replenishment but without open-to-buy responsibilities. Being a Merchandise Buyer Assistant may require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Typically reports to a supervisor. To be a Merchandise Buyer Assistant typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Merchandise Buyer Assistant

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Merchandise Buyer Assistant, the first career path typically progresses to Merchandise Planner - Bakery.

The second career path typically starts with a Merchandise Buyer Assistant, Sr. position, and then progresses to Merchandise Buyer, Sr..

The third career path typically progresses to Merchandise Planner - Deli.

Additionally, the fourth career path typically starts with a Merchandise Planner position, and then progresses to Merchandise Planning Manager.

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Merchandise Buyer Assistant salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Merchandise Buyer Assistant, the highest Merchandise Buyer Assistant salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Merchandise Buyer Assistant salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Merchandise Buyer Assistant salary is in Miami, FL, where the Merchandise Buyer Assistant salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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