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Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salary

An average Non-Technical Products Buyer in the United States can expect to take home 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. Most Non-Technical Products Buyers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Female Non-Technical Products Buyers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 65 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,663 - $73,071
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$73K
MEDIAN: $48,745
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50%
90%

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$11.05 - $20.54
(Median)
$11
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,663 - $73,071  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,056  
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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$31,569 - $70,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.05 - $20.54  
   
Overtime
$16.50 - $30.02  
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 - $6,056  
   
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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$31,569 - $70,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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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 31 percent above average. Supplier Management and Supply Chain are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 27 percent and 31 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 educated in Negotiation tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel. A tool kit that includes Procurement also typically contains Inventory Management and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Buyer, Non-Technical Products

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $43K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $50K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Non-Technical Products Buyers make a median salary of $48K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $56K on average.

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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 31%

Supply Chain
up arrow 27%

Supplier Management
up arrow 27%

Forecasting
up arrow 13%

Vendor Management
up arrow 13%

Negotiation
up arrow 12%

Procurement
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Merchandising
up arrow 1%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Data Analysis
up arrow 8%

Inventory Control
up arrow 9%

Order Inventory
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 8%
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