Average Non-Technical Products Buyers in the United States make around $58K per year. Female Non-Technical Products Buyers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 60 percent of professionals. Most workers in this position report low levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

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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 often transition into a Buyer position. Buyers report a slightly lower median income of $47K.

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Popular Skills for Buyer, Non-Technical Products


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Supplier Management, Supply Chain, and Vendor Management are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.

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 fewer than five years of experience earn around $44K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $51K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Non-Technical Products Buyers make a median salary of $49K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $58K on average.

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Experience Affects Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salaries

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$58,000


Experienced
up arrow 15%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Buyer, Non-Technical Products Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 5%

Supplier Management
0%

National Average
$58,000

Vendor Management
up arrow 7%

Supply Chain
up arrow 7%

Merchandising
up arrow 9%

Forecasting
up arrow 11%

Negotiation
up arrow 12%

Procurement
up arrow 17%

Inventory Management
up arrow 19%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 19%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 23%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 25%

Data Analysis
up arrow 27%

Inventory Control
up arrow 28%

Order Inventory
up arrow 39%

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
75%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None:
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