Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salary

Pay for Non-Technical Products Buyers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $49K per year. Though the majority of Non-Technical Products Buyers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Non-Technical Products Buyers survey respondents are women (73 percent).

$37,193 - $75,000
(Median)
$37K
$49K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,279
10%
50%
90%

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$11.08 - $20.92
(Median)
$11
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,193 - $75,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,760  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,521 - $72,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.08 - $20.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.30 - $36.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,760  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$31,521 - $72,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Buyer, Non-Technical Products

A buyer of non-technical products works with clients to acquire goods of a non-technical nature that can be used or resold for a profit. Buyers of non-technical products typically should have a background in sales and a bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, or a related field.

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Buyer, Non-Technical Products Tasks

  • Ensure that orders are delivered on time and at cost.
  • Resolve billing and shipping problems and provide information to suppliers.
  • Identify suppliers, select merchandise and negotiate bills of sale for a business.
  • Inspect deliveries for shipping errors, improper handling, or quality issues.

Common Career Paths for Buyer, Non-Technical Products


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Non-Technical Products Buyers who transition into an upper level Buyer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Buyer makes $46K a year.

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Popular Skills for Buyer, Non-Technical Products


Non-Technical Products Buyers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Contract Negotiation, Supplier Management, and Supply Chain are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 24 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Those listing Order Inventory as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Inventory Control and Data Analysis also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Negotiation tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Buyer, Non-Technical Products

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $44K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $49K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $58K.

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Experience Affects Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%


Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 31%

Supplier Management
up arrow 24%

Supply Chain
up arrow 16%

Vendor Management
up arrow 15%

Merchandising
up arrow 12%

Forecasting
up arrow 11%

Negotiation
up arrow 10%

Procurement
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$47,000

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Inventory Control
up arrow 10%

Data Analysis
up arrow 10%

Order Inventory
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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