Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Sector of Utilities

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

Average Annual Salary of Buyers and Purchasing Agents

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,910
25th Percentile Wage
$61,940
50th Percentile Wage
$77,120
75th Percentile Wage
$95,720
90th Percentile Wage
$114,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of utilities. 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 $114,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $77,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $49,910.

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 utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$77,120
2.28% 11.35%
2016
$75,360
1.59% -
2015
$74,160
2.39% -
2014
$72,390
1.82% -
2013
$71,070
3.80% -
2012
$68,370
- -

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

The average salaries of buyers and purchasing agents in eight industries in the utilities 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 natural gas distribution industry with an annual salary $85,500. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $62,800). For detailed buyers and purchasing agent salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Natural Gas Distribution
$85,500
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$80,400
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$79,000
Utilities
$77,120
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$76,030
Solar Electric Power Generation
$70,540
Wind Electric Power Generation
$65,360
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$62,800

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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