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

The average annual and hourly salaries for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products among Arkansas metropolitan areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,640
25th Percentile Wage
$36,160
50th Percentile Wage
$47,330
75th Percentile Wage
$62,910
90th Percentile Wage
$80,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,480. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,640.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.25
25th Percentile Wage
$17.38
50th Percentile Wage
$22.75
75th Percentile Wage
$30.25
90th Percentile Wage
$38.69

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.69. The median hourly salary is $22.75. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.25.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201647,330-2.32%-0.49%
201548,430-0.43%-
201448,640-2.90%-
201350,0504.98%-
201247,560--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in state of Arkansas ranges from $42,950 to $61,800. The highest paying area for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Arkansas is Pine Bluff with a median annual salary of $61,800. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway (mean annual salary $51,270). The lowest paying area is Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pine Bluff
$61,800
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$51,270
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$50,560
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$44,740
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$43,820
Jonesboro
$43,110
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$42,950


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