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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.

Occupation Projection for Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
131022  Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 3,179 3,127 -52 -1.64 % 125 228 -5 348 Bachelor's degree 

Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Management of Companies and Enterprises    520  16 % 500  16 % -20  -3 % $71,661
Management of Companies and Enterprises    520  16 % 500  16 % -20  -3 % $71,661
Nonstore Retailers    350  11 % 400  13 % 50  13 % $58,763
Food and Beverage Stores    340  11 % 330  10 % -10  -4 % $69,698
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    270  8 % 260  8 % -10  -4 % $68,197
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    240  8 % 230  7 % -10  -5 % $60,886
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    210  7 % 210  7 % 0  2 % $71,698
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    210  7 % 210  7 % 0  2 % $71,698
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers    180  6 % 170  5 % -10  -6 % $61,704
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers    120  4 % 120  4 % 0  0 % $79,311
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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