Compensation by complexity level according to selected breakdowns in Québec in 2016 – Buyer (414)

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Sector Weekly regular work hours Pay scales Annual salary Hourly salary Total compensation1

Minimum Normal Maximum



h $ $/h

All of Québec
Level 2 36,9 40 168 49 991 48 364 25,25 37,10
Public sector2
Level 2 35,8 39 577 48 084 46 991 25,11 38,71
Private sector
Level 2 38,6 41 674 54 849 50 456 25,46 34,91
Private sector, unionized
Level 2 37,4 x x 53 402 28,31 40,33
Private sector, non-unionized
Level 2 38,9 38 369 51 895 49 643 24,67 33,50
Private sector, 200–499 employees
Level 2 38,8 37 083 51 140 51 617 25,78 34,65
Private sector, 500 and more employees
Level 2 38,4 45 563 57 991 49 624 25,23 35,10
Manufacturing
Level 2 38,6 37 825 52 179 53 119 26,67 36,06
  

1. For more information about the equation, see the chapter called "La méthodologie" in the report Rémunération des salariés. État et évolution comparés, 2016.
2. Comprises the Québec government (Québec civil service and the public education, health and social service networks) and the "other public" sector (municipal government [25 000 or more inhabitants], public enterprises of the three levels of government, universities and federal government employees in Québec)
  
Source: Québec survey on total compensation. 2016 Data collection.
 
February 27, 2017
     

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Summary of responsibilities

The Buyer purchases the materials, products, equipment and services required by an organization, in accordance with procedures and policies in effect.

Education requirement

Secondary School Diploma and six years relevant experience

Condition of employment

None

Minimum experience generally required by level of complexity

  • Level 1: Not applicable
  • Level 2: 6 years
  • Level 3: Not applicable

Examples of job titles

  • Buyer
  • Purchasing agent
  • Purchaser

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To be excluded from this job

  • Retail and wholesale buyer (NOC 6222)
  • Buyer or purchasing agent jobs requiring a Diploma of College Studies (DEC)