Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salary

The average Non-Technical Products Buyer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $49K annually. In the world of Non-Technical Products Buyers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $3K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $32K and $70K. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women account for the majority of Non-Technical Products Buyers who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$34,888 - $73,358
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$73K
MEDIAN: $48,938
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$11.16 - $20.61
(Median)
$11
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,888 - $73,358  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,974  
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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$31,682 - $69,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.16 - $20.61  
   
Overtime
$16.39 - $30.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,974  
   
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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$31,682 - $69,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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 report using a large range of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Contract Negotiation can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 29 percent above average. Supplier Management and Supply Chain are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 25 percent and 29 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. Most people experienced in Procurement also know Inventory Management and Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Negotiation also tend to 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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $44K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $50K. Non-Technical Products Buyers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $49K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $57K.

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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 29%

Supply Chain
up arrow 25%

Supplier Management
up arrow 25%

Merchandising
up arrow 13%

Vendor Management
up arrow 12%

Forecasting
up arrow 11%

Negotiation
up arrow 10%

Procurement
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
0%

National Average
$46,000

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Data Analysis
up arrow 9%

Inventory Control
up arrow 10%

Order Inventory
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%
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