Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare buyers and purchasing agent salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Buyers and Purchasing Agents

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,710
25th Percentile Wage
$54,380
50th Percentile Wage
$71,030
75th Percentile Wage
$94,810
90th Percentile Wage
$123,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of mining. 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 $123,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $42,710.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201671,0302.87%15.57%
201568,9907.13%-
201364,0706.40%-
201259,970--

Compare Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of buyers and purchasing agents in eight industries in the mining 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 oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $78,150. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $61,720). For detailed buyers and purchasing agent salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$78,150
Oil and Gas Extraction
$78,150
Metal Ore Mining
$66,450
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$63,590
Coal Mining
$63,540
Support Activities for Mining
$62,250
Support Activities for Mining
$62,250
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$61,720

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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