Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products among California 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 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,330
25th Percentile Wage
$36,760
50th Percentile Wage
$50,740
75th Percentile Wage
$70,660
90th Percentile Wage
$97,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,330.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.62
25th Percentile Wage
$17.67
50th Percentile Wage
$24.40
75th Percentile Wage
$33.97
90th Percentile Wage
$46.73

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.73. The median hourly salary is $24.40. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.62.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,740-3.17%1.20%
201552,3500.46%-
201452,110-1.48%-
201352,8805.20%-
201250,130--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in state of California ranges from $30,810 to $65,090. The highest paying area for wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $65,090. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $58,310). The lowest paying area is Salinas with a median annual salary of $30,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$65,090
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$58,310
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$57,060
Stockton
$54,800
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$53,700
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$53,320
Vallejo-Fairfield
$52,930
Fresno
$52,700
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$52,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$52,370
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$50,450
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$49,970
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$49,460
Napa
$48,950
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$48,430
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$47,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$47,160
Merced
$45,330
Modesto
$44,820
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$42,850
Chico
$42,840
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$42,100
Visalia-Porterville
$39,580
Bakersfield-Delano
$39,470
Redding
$36,070
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$34,920
Salinas
$30,810



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