The salary statistics of buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare buyers and purchasing agent salaries in different industries within the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) buyers and purchasing agents is $80,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $29,130.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of buyers and purchasing agents in four industries in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for buyers and purchasing agent occupations is the support activities for agriculture and forestry industry with an annual salary $50,850. The lowest paying industry is the logging industry (annual salary $45,870). For detailed buyers and purchasing agent salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry|| |
|Support Activities for Crop Production|| |
|Forestry and Logging|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .