Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,790
25th Percentile Wage
$40,480
50th Percentile Wage
$53,800
75th Percentile Wage
$71,920
90th Percentile Wage
$95,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 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) wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products is $95,880. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products is $29,790.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,8001.78%3.83%
201552,8400.26%-
201452,7001.10%-
201352,1200.73%-
201251,740--

Compare Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in 23 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 wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products occupations is the metal and mineral (except petroleum) merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $65,240. The lowest paying industry is the farm and garden machinery and equipment merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $47,790). For detailed wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$65,240
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$60,860
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$59,830
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$59,560
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$59,050
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$58,660
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$55,840
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$55,820
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$55,000
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$54,920
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$54,470
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$53,910
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$53,790
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$53,790
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$53,750
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$53,690
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$53,640
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$53,390
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$53,380
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$49,350
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$49,190
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$49,180
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$47,790

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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