Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salary

Non-Technical Products Buyers in the United States take home approximately $49K per year on average. Non-Technical Products Buyers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 67 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$34,888 - $71,945

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$11.05 - $20.68

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,888 - $71,945  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,785  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,250  
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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$31,768 - $69,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.05 - $20.68  
   
Overtime
$16.15 - $30.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,785  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,250  
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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$31,768 - $69,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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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For Non-Technical Products Buyers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Non-Technical Products Buyers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Buyer.

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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. 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 24 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 skilled in Procurement are similarly competent 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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $50K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $44K. Non-Technical Products Buyers see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $58K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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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 29%

Supply Chain
up arrow 24%

Supplier Management
up arrow 24%

Merchandising
up arrow 13%

Forecasting
up arrow 11%

Vendor Management
up arrow 11%

Negotiation
up arrow 10%

Procurement
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$47,000

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 4%

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 41 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 8%
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