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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,920
25th Percentile Wage
$47,780
50th Percentile Wage
$61,210
75th Percentile Wage
$78,470
90th Percentile Wage
$99,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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) purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $99,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $37,920.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,2101.65%6.98%
201560,2001.45%-
201459,3302.02%-
201358,1302.05%-
201256,940--

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

The average salaries of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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 purchasing agent, except wholesale, retail, and farm products occupations is the aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $76,210. The lowest paying industry is the fiber, yarn, and thread mills industry (annual salary $45,260). 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
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$76,210
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$73,760
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$72,560
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$72,490
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$71,960
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$69,570
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$69,120
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$68,040
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$67,310
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$66,750
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$66,750
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$66,600
Chemical Manufacturing
$64,560
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$64,320
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$63,810
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$63,560
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$63,350
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$63,110
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$63,000
Ship and Boat Building
$62,860
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$62,140
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$61,670
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$61,420
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$61,180
Footwear Manufacturing
$60,760
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$60,750
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$60,710
Paper Manufacturing
$60,570
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$60,390
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$60,180
Apparel Manufacturing
$60,010
Textile Mills
$59,950
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$59,900
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$59,850
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$59,800
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$59,710
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$59,690
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$59,370
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$59,350
Machinery Manufacturing
$59,070
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$58,950
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$58,920
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$58,880
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$58,840
Tobacco Manufacturing
$58,840
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$58,730
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$58,570
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$58,440
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$58,400
Other Food Manufacturing
$58,350
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$58,350
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$58,030
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$57,970
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$57,940
Food Manufacturing
$57,880
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$57,780
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$57,770
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$57,770
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$57,760
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$57,740
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$57,740
Hardware Manufacturing
$57,690
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$57,620
Forging and Stamping
$57,540
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$57,430
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$57,360
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$57,330
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$56,980
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$56,870
Beverage Manufacturing
$56,730
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$56,610
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$56,460
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$56,370
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$56,240
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$56,220
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$56,210
Fabric Mills
$56,210
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$56,200
Foundries
$56,110
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$55,870
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$55,750
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$55,740
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$55,630
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$54,810
Printing and Related Support Activities
$54,720
Printing and Related Support Activities
$54,720
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
$54,700
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$54,650
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$54,610
Wood Product Manufacturing
$54,240
Machine Shops
$54,110
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$54,090
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$53,770
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$53,730
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$53,730
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$53,560
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$53,520
Animal Food Manufacturing
$53,080
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$52,740
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$52,570
Other Textile Product Mills
$52,450
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$52,380
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$52,360
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$52,190
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$51,580
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$51,420
Textile Product Mills
$50,290
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$50,270
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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