Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,460
25th Percentile Wage
$46,690
50th Percentile Wage
$59,880
75th Percentile Wage
$75,000
90th Percentile Wage
$94,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for farm products 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) farm products buyers and purchasing agents is $94,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid farm products buyers and purchasing agents is $35,460.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of farm products buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,8803.59%4.23%
201557,730-0.40%-
201457,9600.47%-
201357,6900.59%-
201257,350--

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

The average salaries of farm products buyers and purchasing agents in 21 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 farm products buyers and purchasing agent occupations is the paper manufacturing industry with an annual salary $71,510. The lowest paying industry is the agriculture, construction, and mining machinery manufacturing industry (annual salary $52,860). For detailed farm products buyers and purchasing agent salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Paper Manufacturing
$71,510
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$71,510
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$69,740
Beverage Manufacturing
$66,500
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$65,900
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$65,420
Wood Product Manufacturing
$65,250
Tobacco Manufacturing
$64,580
Other Food Manufacturing
$60,480
Chemical Manufacturing
$60,350
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$59,610
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$59,190
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$58,640
Food Manufacturing
$58,580
Animal Food Manufacturing
$58,160
Machinery Manufacturing
$57,010
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$56,920
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$56,730
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$55,750
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$54,840
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$52,860

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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