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
$40,690
25th Percentile Wage
$52,540
50th Percentile Wage
$67,620
75th Percentile Wage
$88,990
90th Percentile Wage
$115,180

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 $115,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $40,690.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$67,620
-5.04% 11.31%
2016
$71,030
2.87% -
2015
$68,990
7.13% -
2013
$64,070
6.40% -
2012
$59,970
- -

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 $74,190. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $60,800). 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
$74,190
Oil and Gas Extraction
$74,190
Coal Mining
$65,710
Metal Ore Mining
$64,580
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$62,920
Support Activities for Mining
$61,820
Support Activities for Mining
$61,820
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$60,800

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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