The salary statistics of buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare buyers and purchasing agent salaries in different industries within the construction sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of construction. 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 $94,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $36,330.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of buyers and purchasing agents in 22 industries in the construction 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 painting and wall covering contractors industry with an annual salary $69,440. The lowest paying industry is the other specialty trade contractors industry (annual salary $53,710). For detailed buyers and purchasing agent salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Painting and Wall Covering Contractors|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Land Subdivision|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Masonry Contractors|| |
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .