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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,850
25th Percentile Wage
$43,630
50th Percentile Wage
$56,220
75th Percentile Wage
$73,410
90th Percentile Wage
$95,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and 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) purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $95,060. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $34,850.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,2202.88%5.78%
201554,6002.42%-
201453,2801.90%-
201352,270-1.34%-
201252,970--

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

The average salaries of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and 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 purchasing agent, except wholesale, retail, and farm products occupations is the apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $64,740. The lowest paying industry is the furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $52,620). 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
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$64,740
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$61,440
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$60,070
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$59,560
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$58,370
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$58,090
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$58,020
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$57,900
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$57,680
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$57,670
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$56,460
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$56,330
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$55,730
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$55,630
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$55,630
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$55,360
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$55,340
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$54,630
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$54,620
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$53,570
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$53,390
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$53,130
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$52,620

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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