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Highest Paying Industries for Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents

The top 81 highest paying industries for farm products buyers and purchasing agents (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $77,480, beverage manufacturing is the highest paying industry for farm products buyers and purchasing agents. It is followed by electric power generation, transmission and distribution industry (average annual salary $76,470). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of farm products buyers and purchasing agents in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 81 Highest Paying Industries for Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Beverage Manufacturing
$77,480
80
2 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$76,470
n/a
3 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$75,930
130
4 Utilities
$74,380
n/a
5 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$71,510
40
6 Paper Manufacturing
$71,510
40
7 Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$68,630
40
8 Tobacco Manufacturing
$66,890
50
9 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$63,110
n/a
10 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$63,110
n/a
11 Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$61,280
280
12 Other Food Manufacturing
$60,970
210
13 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$60,750
1,200
14 Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$59,490
1,880
15 Educational Services - Privately owned
$59,330
30
16 Grain and Oilseed Milling
$58,800
230
17 Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$58,580
1,380
18 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$58,410
130
19 Manufacturing
$57,960
2,070
20 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$57,790
4,230
21 Food Manufacturing
$57,750
1,460
22 Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$57,380
340
23 Machinery Manufacturing
$57,010
n/a
24 Wholesale Trade
$56,920
5,380
25 Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$56,920
60
26 Construction
$56,230
60
27 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$56,060
30
28 Warehousing and Storage
$55,280
200
29 Construction of Buildings
$54,950
30
30 Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$54,760
100
31 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$54,680
670
32 Chemical Manufacturing
$54,440
200
33 Wood Product Manufacturing
$54,430
80
34 Transportation and Warehousing
$54,200
210
35 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$54,080
170
36 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$53,380
170
37 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$53,120
880
38 Dairy Product Manufacturing
$53,090
140
39 Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$52,700
80
40 Animal Food Manufacturing
$51,760
190
41 Finance and Insurance
$51,100
90
42 Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$51,040
100
43 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$50,810
230
44 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$50,600
70
45 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$50,540
60
46 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$49,870
210
47 Federal, State, and Local Government
$49,870
210
48 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$48,970
260
49 Health Care and Social Assistance
$48,930
80
50 Nonstore Retailers
$48,730
40
51 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$48,440
50
52 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$48,440
50
53 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,350
30
54 Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,350
30
55 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$47,880
280
56 Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$47,140
30
57 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$47,060
60
58 Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$46,160
300
59 Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$46,140
60
60 Educational Services
$46,090
80
61 Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$45,140
200
62 Employment Services
$44,830
30
63 Specialty Food Stores
$43,890
150
64 Accommodation and Food Services
$41,530
50
65 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$41,320
30
66 Food Services and Drinking Places
$40,790
n/a
67 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$40,020
60
68 Restaurants and Other Eating Places
$39,820
n/a
69 Retail Trade
$39,530
1,270
70 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$39,120
40
71 State government, including schools and hospitals
$38,670
50
72 Food and Beverage Stores
$37,560
850
73 Educational Services - Local government owned
$37,130
40
74 Grocery Stores
$36,650
690
75 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$34,820
40
76 Administrative and Support Services
$34,230
60
77 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,230
60
78 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$30,790
n/a
79 Support Activities for Crop Production
$30,060
n/a
80 Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
$30,010
n/a
81 Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$29,380
50
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