Purchasing Agent, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products amongst Alabama cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,380
25th Percentile Wage
$45,730
50th Percentile Wage
$61,720
75th Percentile Wage
$81,410
90th Percentile Wage
$100,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,380.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$61,720
-1.51% 5.48%
2015
$62,650
3.13% -
2014
$60,690
1.58% -
2013
$59,730
2.33% -
2012
$58,340
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in state of Alabama ranges from $44,140 to $77,750. The highest paying area for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Alabama is Huntsville with a median annual salary of $77,750. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Mobile (mean annual salary $60,930). The lowest paying area is Dothan with a median annual salary of $44,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Huntsville
$77,750
Mobile
$60,930
Decatur
$60,850
Montgomery
$58,610
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$57,380
Anniston-Oxford
$56,140
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$55,680
Birmingham-Hoover
$55,620
Tuscaloosa
$54,270
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$53,710
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$49,800
Auburn-Opelika
$49,710
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$46,770
Gadsden
$46,200
Dothan
$44,140




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