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
$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.

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 construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,860
1.57% 10.42%
2016
$58,920
2.95% -
2015
$57,180
2.10% -
2014
$55,980
3.77% -
2013
$53,870
0.46% -
2012
$53,620
- -

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 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
$66,510
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$66,120
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$65,540
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$64,770
Nonresidential Building Construction
$64,260
Construction of Buildings
$62,500
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$61,450
Residential Building Construction
$61,280
Utility System Construction
$61,160
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$60,880
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$59,690
Building Equipment Contractors
$59,240
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$58,850
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$58,790
Specialty Trade Contractors
$58,360
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$57,110
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$57,050
Building Finishing Contractors
$56,920
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$56,490
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$55,090
Roofing Contractors
$55,000
Masonry Contractors
$54,620

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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