Compensation by complexity level according to selected breakdowns in Québec in 2017 – 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 37,3 41 022 51 428 46 796 24,17 35,12
Public sector2
Level 2 36,0 40 954 50 275 48 397 25,73 39,67
Private sector
Level 2 39,1 41 249 55 293 44 524 21,96 29,51
Private sector, unionized
Level 2 38,1 x x 54 828 28,07 39,98
Private sector, non-unionized
Level 2 39,2 40 330 54 319 43 754 21,50 28,76
Private sector, 200–499 employees
Level 2 39,2 38 247 53 048 42 327 20,78 27,63
Private sector, 500 and more employees
Level 2 39,0 45 565 58 520 49 209 24,47 33,52
Manufacturing
Level 2 39,3 39 349 53 916 52 600 26,08 34,38
  

1. For more information about the equation, see the chapter called "La méthodologie" in the report Rémunération des salariés. État et évolution comparés, 2017.
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. 2017 Data collection.
 
February 21, 2018
     

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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)