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

The salary statistics of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the industry sector of retail 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 retail trade sector.

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,280
25th Percentile Wage
$39,040
50th Percentile Wage
$51,080
75th Percentile Wage
$70,820
90th Percentile Wage
$90,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and 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) purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $90,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $30,280.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$51,080
-0.45% 10.40%
2015
$51,310
2.85% -
2014
$49,850
4.45% -
2013
$47,630
3.91% -
2012
$45,770
- -

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

The average salaries of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in 38 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 purchasing agent, except wholesale, retail, and farm products occupations is the jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores industry with an annual salary $73,220. The lowest paying industry is the gasoline stations industry (annual salary $24,740). 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
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$73,220
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$60,040
Nonstore Retailers
$59,330
Other General Merchandise Stores
$57,960
Sporting Goods Stores
$57,310
Furniture Stores
$57,220
Automobile Dealers
$57,090
General Merchandise Stores
$55,530
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$54,900
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$53,870
Shoe Stores
$52,610
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$52,420
Specialty Food Stores
$50,720
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$50,250
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$49,830
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$49,660
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$49,570
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$49,570
Florists
$48,930
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$48,930
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$48,900
Clothing Stores
$48,300
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$47,900
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$47,840
Grocery Stores
$47,410
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$46,810
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$46,550
Food and Beverage Stores
$46,220
Health and Personal Care Stores
$46,150
Health and Personal Care Stores
$46,150
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$45,950
Direct Selling Establishments
$45,370
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
$44,940
Home Furnishings Stores
$39,130
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
$37,280
Book Stores and News Dealers
$36,410
Gasoline Stations
$24,740
Gasoline Stations
$24,740

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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