Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Sector of Construction

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.

Average Annual Salary of Buyers and Purchasing Agents

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,330
25th Percentile Wage
$45,550
50th Percentile Wage
$58,920
75th Percentile Wage
$75,500
90th Percentile Wage
$94,130

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,9202.95%9.00%
201557,1802.10%-
201455,9803.77%-
201353,8700.46%-
201253,620--

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

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
$69,440
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$65,740
Nonresidential Building Construction
$65,630
Land Subdivision
$63,810
Utility System Construction
$63,450
Construction of Buildings
$62,210
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$61,900
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$61,050
Residential Building Construction
$59,130
Masonry Contractors
$58,700
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$58,550
Roofing Contractors
$58,070
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$57,770
Building Equipment Contractors
$57,510
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$57,320
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$57,310
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$57,120
Specialty Trade Contractors
$56,860
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$56,750
Building Finishing Contractors
$55,000
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$54,920
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$53,710

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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