Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salary

Earnings for Non-Technical Products Buyers in the United States come in at around $49K annually on average. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. More than half of Non-Technical Products Buyers (67 percent) survey participants are women. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,054 - $72,767
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$73K
MEDIAN: $49,132
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50%
90%

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$11.08 - $20.65
(Median)
$11
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,054 - $72,767  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,766  
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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$31,746 - $69,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.08 - $20.65  
   
Overtime
$16.27 - $30.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,766  
   
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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$31,746 - $69,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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 28 percent above average. Supplier Management and Supply Chain are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 24 percent and 28 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. Skill sets containing Procurement also tend to include Inventory Management and Microsoft Excel. 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 average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $44K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $50K on average. For Non-Technical Products Buyers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $49K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $57K on average.

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Experience Affects Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%


Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 28%

Supply Chain
up arrow 24%

Supplier Management
up arrow 24%

Merchandising
up arrow 12%

Forecasting
up arrow 11%

Vendor Management
up arrow 11%

Negotiation
up arrow 10%

Procurement
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$47,000

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Inventory Control
up arrow 10%

Data Analysis
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
20%
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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