Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,030
25th Percentile Wage
$43,710
50th Percentile Wage
$58,110
75th Percentile Wage
$77,470
90th Percentile Wage
$107,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for farm products buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $107,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid farm products buyers and purchasing agents is $31,030.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of farm products buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$58,110
1.69% 2.46%
2015
$57,130
0.37% -
2014
$56,920
0.02% -
2013
$56,910
0.40% -
2012
$56,680
- -

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

The average salaries of farm products buyers and purchasing agents in 20 industries in the wholesale trade 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 and paper product merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $86,750. The lowest paying industry is the beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $40,650). 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 and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$86,750
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$62,830
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$62,830
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$60,440
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$59,310
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$59,220
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$58,290
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$57,470
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$57,270
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$56,260
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$55,100
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$54,690
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$54,120
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$52,310
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$52,060
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$51,750
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$51,050
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$47,140
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$42,400
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$40,650

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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