Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare buyers and purchasing agent salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Buyers and Purchasing Agents

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,700
25th Percentile Wage
$47,630
50th Percentile Wage
$61,070
75th Percentile Wage
$78,290
90th Percentile Wage
$99,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $99,030. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $37,700.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,0701.70%6.89%
201560,0301.45%-
201459,1601.96%-
201358,0001.97%-
201256,860--

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

The average salaries of buyers and purchasing agents in 110 industries in the manufacturing 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 aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $75,860. The lowest paying industry is the fiber, yarn, and thread mills industry (annual salary $45,260). For detailed buyers and purchasing agent salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$75,860
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$73,680
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$73,160
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$72,530
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$71,960
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$69,430
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$69,300
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$67,840
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$67,290
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$66,350
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$66,300
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$66,300
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$64,280
Chemical Manufacturing
$64,150
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$63,720
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$63,560
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$63,280
Ship and Boat Building
$63,260
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$63,110
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$63,060
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$62,700
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$62,050
Tobacco Manufacturing
$61,810
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$61,660
Footwear Manufacturing
$61,360
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$61,290
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$60,800
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$60,750
Paper Manufacturing
$60,540
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$60,390
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$60,350
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$60,300
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$60,040
Textile Mills
$59,890
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$59,880
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$59,680
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$59,650
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$59,570
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$59,390
Apparel Manufacturing
$59,300
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$59,170
Machinery Manufacturing
$58,980
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$58,980
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$58,950
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$58,950
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$58,830
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$58,690
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$58,670
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$58,620
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$58,510
Other Food Manufacturing
$58,430
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$58,320
Food Manufacturing
$58,240
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$58,060
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$57,940
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$57,850
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$57,810
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$57,780
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$57,760
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$57,740
Hardware Manufacturing
$57,740
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$57,550
Forging and Stamping
$57,480
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$57,460
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$57,360
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$57,330
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$57,140
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$56,970
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$56,900
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$56,890
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$56,640
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$56,470
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$56,460
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$56,240
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$56,220
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$56,210
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$56,160
Fabric Mills
$56,080
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$56,030
Foundries
$56,000
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$55,970
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$55,880
Animal Food Manufacturing
$55,770
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$55,530
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$55,150
Wood Product Manufacturing
$55,090
Beverage Manufacturing
$55,060
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$54,810
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$54,710
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
$54,700
Printing and Related Support Activities
$54,600
Printing and Related Support Activities
$54,600
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$54,580
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$54,350
Machine Shops
$54,200
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$54,150
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$54,010
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$53,850
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$53,650
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$53,630
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$53,200
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$52,570
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$52,370
Other Textile Product Mills
$52,360
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$51,720
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$51,370
Textile Product Mills
$50,230
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$50,200
Textile Furnishings Mills
$45,800
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$45,260

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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