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Highest Paying States for Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products

The highest paying states for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products (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 of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $95,210, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products. It is followed by Maryland (average annual salary $77,490). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$95,210
$55,730 2,630
2 Maryland
$77,490
$46,490 6,850
3 Virginia
$74,260
$43,690 12,520
4 New Jersey
$74,140
$46,910 8,540
5 Massachusetts
$71,820
$45,760 6,060
6 Alaska
$71,040
$46,600 670
7 California
$69,970
$41,410 33,720
8 Rhode Island
$68,860
$42,100 820
9 Washington
$67,980
$40,500 11,780
10 Connecticut
$66,940
$44,840 4,240
11 Colorado
$66,790
$41,790 6,050
12 Delaware
$65,430
$40,290 760
13 New York
$64,940
$41,400 14,740
14 Michigan
$64,460
$39,640 11,710
15 Illinois
$64,400
$37,620 10,150
16 Texas
$64,300
$37,940 27,360
17 Ohio
$62,400
$41,110 12,950
18 Arizona
$62,150
$39,100 5,030
19 Minnesota
$61,760
$41,470 6,250
20 Alabama
$61,720
$35,380 6,240
21 Pennsylvania
$61,560
$40,020 13,500
22 Utah
$61,150
$36,260 2,540
23 Kansas
$60,890
$37,000 3,410
24 Georgia
$60,890
$37,290 8,060
25 Hawaii
$60,660
$40,900 1,040
26 New Hampshire
$60,470
$40,430 1,490
27 Oregon
$60,040
$40,870 3,170
28 West Virginia
$59,880
$39,100 700
29 Missouri
$59,750
$36,170 4,760
30 North Carolina
$59,290
$37,270 8,160
31 New Mexico
$58,440
$34,510 1,770
32 Mississippi
$58,280
$33,150 1,570
33 Maine
$57,680
$38,440 910
34 Wyoming
$57,660
$39,880 320
35 Nebraska
$57,480
$37,110 1,640
36 North Dakota
$56,820
$36,170 630
37 South Carolina
$56,610
$33,940 3,210
38 Oklahoma
$56,310
$34,050 3,730
39 Florida
$56,250
$34,920 15,820
40 Kentucky
$56,240
$33,850 3,390
41 Iowa
$56,180
$34,930 2,480
42 South Dakota
$55,710
$39,480 690
43 Louisiana
$53,700
$33,370 2,660
44 Wisconsin
$53,550
$35,090 7,100
45 Nevada
$53,030
$34,600 1,880
46 Vermont
$52,620
$33,580 540
47 Indiana
$52,550
$34,710 6,210
48 Idaho
$51,660
$32,020 1,140
49 Tennessee
$51,440
$31,190 3,940
50 Montana
$47,410
$31,440 710
51 Arkansas
$47,330
$29,640 1,380
52 Guam
$44,830
$23,130 130
53 Puerto Rico
$32,570
$18,530 2,000
See also: Highest paying industries for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products, Top Paying Jobs in America.