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Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salary

The average Non-Technical Products Buyer in the United States earns approximately $49K annually. Cash earnings for Non-Technical Products Buyers — including $6K in bonuses and $3K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $32K to $69K depending on individual performance. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Women make up the majority of Non-Technical Products Buyers (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$34,629 - $71,974
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$72K
MEDIAN: $48,650
10%
50%
90%

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$11.05 - $20.54
(Median)
$11
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,629 - $71,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,016  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,980  
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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$31,539 - $69,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.05 - $20.54  
   
Overtime
$16.50 - $30.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,016  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,980  
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).
)
$31,539 - $69,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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.

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Popular Skills for Buyer, Non-Technical Products


Non-Technical Products Buyers seem to require a rather large skill set. Lucky workers who know Contract Negotiation can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 31 percent above average. Supplier Management and Supply Chain are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 27 percent and 31 percent. 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 who learned Procurement also tend to know Inventory Management and Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in Negotiation indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Buyer, Non-Technical Products

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $43K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $50K on average. Non-Technical Products Buyers bring in $48K after working for 10 to 20 years. Non-Technical Products Buyers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $56K.

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Experience Affects Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%


Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 31%

Supply Chain
up arrow 27%

Supplier Management
up arrow 27%

Forecasting
up arrow 13%

Vendor Management
up arrow 13%

Negotiation
up arrow 12%

Procurement
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Merchandising
0%

National Average
$46,000

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Data Analysis
up arrow 8%

Inventory Control
up arrow 9%

Order Inventory
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 8%
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