H3
 
High Wage. High Demand. High Skill.

Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products

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.

Overview

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Requirements

Required Education
Bachelor's degree
Required Work Experience
None
Job Training
Moderate-term on-the-job training

Data

Comparisons

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Area/RegionEmployment 2016Employment 2026Percent ChangeAnnual OpeningsAvg. Hourly WageAvg. Annual WageH3High WageHigh SkillHigh Demand
Nebraska
960
966
0.62%
109
$27.75
$57,708
H3 Job
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Omaha Consortium
456
461
1.1%
51
$28.96
$60,241
H3 Job
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Lincoln MSA
242
251
3.72%
29
$30.17
$62,761
H3 Job
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Grand Island MSA
63
61
-3.17%
6
$19.67
$40,925
H3 Job
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Central
49
48
-2.04%
6
$28.38
$59,027
H3 Job
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Mid-Plains
10
10
0%
1
$36.48
$75,883
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
Northeast
76
75
-1.32%
8
$23.08
$48,005
H3 Job
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Panhandle
15
13
-13.33%
2
N/A
N/A
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
Sandhills
N/A
N/A
0%
0
N/A
N/A
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
Southeast
43
40
-6.98%
5
$19.34
$40,229
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
N/A: Data is not available due to confidentiality.
Wages from Occupational Employment Statistics, 4th Quarter 2017. Annual openings from 2016-2026 Long-term Occupational Projections.
Career Cluster information from Nebraska Department of Education.
Produced by the Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information.