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Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products

in Massachusetts

Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
131022  Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 4,057 4,236 179 4.41 % 147 18 129 Bachelor's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Management of Companies and Enterprises    750  18 % 780  18 % 30  4 % $68,510
Management of Companies and Enterprises    750  18 % 780  18 % 30  4 % $68,510
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    400  10 % 410  10 % 10  4 % $62,380
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    360  9 % 360  9 % 0  0 % $63,410
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers    310  8 % 320  7 % 10  1 % $71,700
Nonstore Retailers    270  7 % 350  8 % 80  29 % $67,700
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers    200  5 % 220  5 % 20  7 % $59,340
Food and Beverage Stores    190  5 % 200  5 % 10  5 % $60,590
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers    140  3 % 150  4 % 10  8 % $78,230
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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