Purchasing Agent, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare purchasing agent, except wholesale, retail, and farm products salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,990
25th Percentile Wage
$54,540
50th Percentile Wage
$71,150
75th Percentile Wage
$94,600
90th Percentile Wage
$123,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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) purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $123,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $42,990.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201671,1502.64%16.04%
201569,2701.99%-
201467,8906.64%-
201363,3805.74%-
201259,740--

Compare Purchasing Agent, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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 purchasing agent, except wholesale, retail, and farm products occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $77,860. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $61,360). For detailed purchasing agent, except wholesale, retail, and farm products salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$77,860
Oil and Gas Extraction
$77,860
Metal Ore Mining
$65,840
Coal Mining
$63,500
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$63,190
Support Activities for Mining
$62,760
Support Activities for Mining
$62,760
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$61,360

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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