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Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salary

The average Non-Technical Products Buyer in the United States earns approximately $47K annually. Total cash compensation for Non-Technical Products Buyers runs from $32K to $67K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $6K and profit sharing that can reach almost $4K. Women account for the majority of Non-Technical Products Buyers who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Non-Technical Products Buyers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part.
$34,233 - $68,469
(Median)
$34K
$47K
$68K
MEDIAN: $47,234
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$11.53 - $21.11
(Median)
$12
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,233 - $68,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,045  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,500  
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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$31,559 - $66,998  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.53 - $21.11  
   
Overtime
$16.61 - $29.96  
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.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,500  
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).
)
$31,559 - $66,998  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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 go on to become Buyers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Buyer, an upper-level role, pays $46K.

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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. Lucky workers who know Contract Negotiation can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 32 percent above average. Supplier Management and Supply Chain are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 28 percent and 32 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 familiar with Procurement tend to be well versed in Inventory Management and Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with Negotiation also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Buyer, Non-Technical Products

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $43K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $49K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Non-Technical Products Buyers make a median salary of $47K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $55K on average.

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Experience Affects Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%


Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 32%

Supply Chain
up arrow 28%

Supplier Management
up arrow 28%

Vendor Management
up arrow 15%

Forecasting
up arrow 14%

Negotiation
up arrow 13%

Procurement
up arrow 4%

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Merchandising
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Data Analysis
up arrow 7%

Inventory Control
up arrow 8%

Order Inventory
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 9%