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||$37,100|
|25th Percentile Wage||$46,630|
|50th Percentile Wage||$59,860|
|75th Percentile Wage||$76,720|
|90th Percentile Wage||$96,360|
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 $96,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $37,100.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-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 land subdivision industry with an annual salary $66,510. The lowest paying industry is the masonry contractors industry (annual salary $54,620). For detailed buyers and purchasing agent salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Land Subdivision|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Painting and Wall Covering Contractors|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
|Masonry Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .