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Retail & Wholesale Buyer

Median hourly wage:


What you do:

Buy merchandise for resale by retail or wholesale establishments and are usually responsible for the merchandising operations of retail or wholesale establishements.

Main job duties:

  • Purchase merchandise for resale by retail or wholesale establishments
  • Review requirements of establishment and determine quantity and type of merchandise to purchase
  • Interview suppliers and negotiate prices, discounts, credit terms and transportation arrangements
  • Oversee distribution of merchandise to outlets and maintain adequate stock levels


Attention to detail
Customer service
Work independently
Written communication

Job title examples:

Food Buyer
Wholesale Buyer
Appliance Buyer

Hourly wages:

$19.35 low

$22.98 median

$27.58 high

Education & Training:

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