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Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salary

Median pay for Non-Technical Products Buyers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $49K annually. Cash earnings for Non-Technical Products Buyers — including $6K in bonuses and $3K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $31K to $69K depending on individual performance. Women account for the majority of Non-Technical Products Buyers who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. For the most part, Non-Technical Products Buyers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,265 - $71,974
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$72K
MEDIAN: $48,580
10%
50%
90%

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$11.14 - $20.93
(Median)
$11
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,265 - $71,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,012  
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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$31,273 - $69,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.14 - $20.93  
   
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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,012  
   
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).
)
$31,273 - $69,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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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 transition into an upper level Buyer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Buyer makes $46K a year.

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Popular Skills for Buyer, Non-Technical Products


Survey results imply that Non-Technical Products Buyers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Lucky workers who know Contract Negotiation can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. Supplier Management and Supply Chain are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 26 percent and 30 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 familiar with Negotiation also know Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Procurement are similarly competent in 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. Non-Technical Products Buyers see a median salary of $48K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $56K.

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Experience Affects Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%


Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 30%

Supply Chain
up arrow 26%

Supplier Management
up arrow 26%

Forecasting
up arrow 13%

Vendor Management
up arrow 13%

Negotiation
up arrow 11%

Procurement
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Merchandising
up arrow 1%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

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 54 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

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