Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for farm products buyers and purchasing agents in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of farm products buyers and purchasing agents amongst California 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 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,360
25th Percentile Wage
$46,250
50th Percentile Wage
$64,280
75th Percentile Wage
$89,870
90th Percentile Wage
$104,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for farm products buyers and purchasing agents in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $104,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,360.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$64,280
1.91% 0.92%
2015
$63,050
-2.97% -
2014
$64,920
-1.11% -
2013
$65,640
2.97% -
2012
$63,690
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of farm products buyers and purchasing agents in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of farm products buyers and purchasing agents in state of California ranges from $52,150 to $84,830. The highest paying area for farm products buyers and purchasing agents in California is Modesto with a median annual salary of $84,830. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville (mean annual salary $78,910). The lowest paying area is Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura with a median annual salary of $52,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Modesto
$84,830
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$78,910
Salinas
$74,200
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$69,310
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$69,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$67,760
Fresno
$64,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$63,580
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$63,390
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$62,900
Visalia-Porterville
$61,560
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$61,340
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$59,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$59,040
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$56,540
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$56,280
Bakersfield-Delano
$54,950
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$52,150




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