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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,340
25th Percentile Wage
$45,550
50th Percentile Wage
$58,910
75th Percentile Wage
$75,500
90th Percentile Wage
$94,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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) purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $94,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $36,340.

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 construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,9102.97%8.86%
201557,1602.15%-
201455,9303.70%-
201353,8600.32%-
201253,690--

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

The average salaries of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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 purchasing agent, except wholesale, retail, and farm products occupations is the painting and wall covering contractors industry with an annual salary $73,510. The lowest paying industry is the other specialty trade contractors industry (annual salary $54,010). 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
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$73,510
Nonresidential Building Construction
$65,660
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$64,790
Land Subdivision
$64,400
Utility System Construction
$63,310
Construction of Buildings
$62,220
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$61,790
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$60,840
Masonry Contractors
$60,710
Residential Building Construction
$59,130
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$58,390
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$57,880
Roofing Contractors
$57,760
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$57,660
Building Equipment Contractors
$57,330
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$57,030
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$57,030
Specialty Trade Contractors
$56,830
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$56,690
Building Finishing Contractors
$55,160
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$54,920
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$54,010

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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