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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,650
25th Percentile Wage
$60,080
50th Percentile Wage
$74,380
75th Percentile Wage
$90,870
90th Percentile Wage
$106,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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) purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $106,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $47,650.

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 utilities from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,3801.84%8.81%
201573,0101.36%-
201472,0202.50%-
201370,2203.40%-
201267,830--

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

The average salaries of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in four 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 purchasing agent, except wholesale, retail, and farm products occupations is the natural gas distribution industry with an annual salary $80,890. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $57,790). 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
Natural Gas Distribution
$80,890
Utilities
$74,380
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$73,300
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$57,790

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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