Salary for Wholesale and Retail Buyers of Non-Farm Products

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Individuals in this occupation purchase durable and non-durable goods for re-sale at wholesale and retail levels, but do not handle farm products. In order to conduct their jobs efficiently, without over or under-purchasing, wholesale and retail buyers analyze industry and market trends, past buying trends, sales records, and the price and quality of goods. Many individuals in this position also educate sales staff about new products or merchandise being offered. Most of the data in this industry is digital, so a working knowledge of computers is a must. Bachelor's degrees or higher are preferred, but not mandatory for this position. Due to the large inventory typically handled in this occupation, organizational skills are a plus.

A Wholesale and Retail Buyer of Non-Farm Products earns an average salary ranging from $39,810 - $112,170 depending on levels of tenure. Wholesale and Retail Buyers of Non-Farm Products usually get a salary of seventy-two thousand three hundred and seventy dollars on an annual basis.

Wholesale and Retail Buyers of Non-Farm Products are paid at the highest average level in District of Columbia, where they get job pay of near $105,020. Employees who work in this career are compensated highest in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, which has an average salary rate of $86,340.

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Wholesale and Retail Buyers of Non-Farm Products tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$86,340
Utilities
$85,380
Information
$84,610
Public Administration
$82,540
Finance and Insurance
$81,810
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$80,720

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
$58,520
Retail Trade
$59,450
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$60,570
Health Care and Social Assistance
$61,000
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$63,310
Educational Services
$63,390