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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,760
25th Percentile Wage
$35,360
50th Percentile Wage
$47,540
75th Percentile Wage
$63,840
90th Percentile Wage
$90,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in the industry sector of retail 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 $90,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products is $27,760.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$47,540
-1.39% 0.48%
2015
$48,200
0.31% -
2014
$48,050
-1.42% -
2013
$48,730
2.91% -
2012
$47,310
- -

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

The average salaries of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in 41 industries in the retail 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 direct selling establishments industry with an annual salary $63,080. The lowest paying industry is the gasoline stations industry (annual salary $33,160). 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
Direct Selling Establishments
$63,080
Department Stores
$62,690
Automobile Dealers
$57,910
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$55,680
Vending Machine Operators
$55,250
Nonstore Retailers
$52,110
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$51,870
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$51,610
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$51,240
Florists
$50,250
Clothing Stores
$49,770
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$49,750
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$49,490
Furniture Stores
$49,190
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$48,120
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
$47,490
General Merchandise Stores
$47,350
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$47,090
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$47,010
Shoe Stores
$46,330
Home Furnishings Stores
$46,220
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$45,840
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$45,840
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$45,710
Sporting Goods Stores
$45,100
Health and Personal Care Stores
$44,940
Health and Personal Care Stores
$44,940
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$44,040
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$43,930
Specialty Food Stores
$43,350
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$43,290
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$42,770
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$40,140
Food and Beverage Stores
$39,600
Grocery Stores
$39,430
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
$39,310
Other General Merchandise Stores
$38,400
Book Stores and News Dealers
$36,930
Used Merchandise Stores
$35,800
Gasoline Stations
$33,160
Gasoline Stations
$33,160

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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