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
$38,530
25th Percentile Wage
$48,710
50th Percentile Wage
$62,240
75th Percentile Wage
$79,420
90th Percentile Wage
$100,040

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 $100,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $38,530.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,240
1.88% 8.64%
2016
$61,070
1.70% -
2015
$60,030
1.45% -
2014
$59,160
1.96% -
2013
$58,000
1.97% -
2012
$56,860
- -

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

The average salaries of buyers and purchasing agents in 116 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 $77,910. 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
$77,910
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$73,680
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$71,000
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$70,420
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$69,430
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$68,930
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$66,990
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$66,890
Footwear Manufacturing
$66,800
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$66,340
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$66,340
Chemical Manufacturing
$66,050
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$65,990
Chemical Manufacturing
$65,450
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$65,210
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$64,990
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$64,790
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
$64,710
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$64,550
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$64,530
Ship and Boat Building
$64,420
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$64,360
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$64,070
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$63,960
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$63,660
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$63,400
Apparel Manufacturing
$63,270
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$62,700
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$62,430
Paper Manufacturing
$62,420
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$62,390
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$62,240
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$62,010
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$61,900
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$61,900
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$61,690
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$61,660
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$61,420
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$61,360
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$60,780
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$60,600
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$60,540
Chemical Manufacturing
$60,480
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$60,390
Machinery Manufacturing
$60,330
Machinery Manufacturing
$60,320
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$60,260
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$60,190
Tobacco Manufacturing
$60,180
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$60,040
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$59,880
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$59,720
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$59,650
Other Food Manufacturing
$59,380
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$59,360
Food Manufacturing
$59,310
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$59,300
Textile Mills
$59,240
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$58,940
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$58,830
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$58,780
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$58,700
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$58,690
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$58,570
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$58,430
Beverage Manufacturing
$58,330
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$58,150
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$58,100
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$58,060
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$58,050
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$57,850
Foundries
$57,840
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$57,790
Hardware Manufacturing
$57,740
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$57,510
Forging and Stamping
$57,480
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$57,360
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$57,350
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$57,330
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$57,290
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$57,140
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$57,130
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$57,130
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$57,040
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$56,900
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$56,850
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$56,610
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$56,560
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$56,230
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$56,220
Wood Product Manufacturing
$56,120
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$55,970
Animal Food Manufacturing
$55,680
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$55,530
Fabric Mills
$55,320
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$55,070
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$54,970
Printing and Related Support Activities
$54,950
Printing and Related Support Activities
$54,950
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$54,810
Machine Shops
$54,140
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$53,910
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$53,860
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$53,850
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$53,650
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$53,630
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$53,540
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$53,330
Other Textile Product Mills
$53,320
Textile Product Mills
$52,700
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$52,370
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$51,720
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$51,370
Textile Furnishings Mills
$51,350
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$50,200
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$45,260

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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