Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salary

An average Non-Technical Products Buyer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $58K annually. Unfortunately, the majority of individuals in this role do not enjoy their work. The majority of Non-Technical Products Buyers (60 percent) who took the survey are women. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Buyer, Non-Technical Products


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Although many Non-Technical Products Buyers transition into Buyer roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $47K.

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Popular Skills for Buyer, Non-Technical Products


Survey takers working as Non-Technical Products Buyers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Supplier Management, Supply Chain, and Vendor Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Order Inventory as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Inventory Control and Data Analysis also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Negotiation are similarly competent 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.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $44K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $51K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Non-Technical Products Buyers make a median salary of $49K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $58K.

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Key Stats for Buyer, Non-Technical Products

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
75%
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Experience Affects Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salaries

Late-Career
▼0%

National Average
$58,000

▼12%

Experienced
▼15%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲5%

Supplier Management
▼0%

National Average
$58,000

Vendor Management
▼7%

Supply Chain
▼7%

Merchandising
▼9%

Forecasting
▼11%

Negotiation
▼12%

▼17%

Inventory Management
▼19%

Microsoft Office
▼19%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
▼23%

Microsoft Excel
▼25%

Data Analysis
▼27%

Inventory Control
▼28%

Order Inventory
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
75%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None:
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