Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

Average Annual Salary of Buyers and Purchasing Agents

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,570
25th Percentile Wage
$46,550
50th Percentile Wage
$61,170
75th Percentile Wage
$80,490
90th Percentile Wage
$100,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) buyers and purchasing agents is $100,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $36,570.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,1701.68%10.32%
201560,1402.28%-
201458,7703.88%-
201356,4902.89%-
201254,860--

Compare Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of buyers and purchasing agents in 30 industries in the transportation and warehousing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for buyers and purchasing agent occupations is the pipeline transportation of crude oil industry with an annual salary $85,750. The lowest paying industry is the specialized freight trucking industry (annual salary $43,780). For detailed buyers and purchasing agent salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$85,750
Postal Service (federal government)
$77,030
Postal Service (federal government)
$77,030
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$74,400
Pipeline Transportation
$73,890
Couriers and Messengers
$73,610
Rail Transportation
$72,700
Rail Transportation
$72,700
Scheduled Air Transportation
$71,230
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$71,100
Air Transportation
$69,400
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$66,380
Water Transportation
$65,590
Inland Water Transportation
$63,650
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
$60,970
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$60,940
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$60,400
Urban Transit Systems
$60,090
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$59,880
Warehousing and Storage
$59,520
Warehousing and Storage
$59,520
General Freight Trucking
$57,860
Other Support Activities for Transportation
$57,620
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$56,860
Support Activities for Transportation
$56,380
Freight Transportation Arrangement
$51,630
Truck Transportation
$51,560
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$51,130
Local Messengers and Local Delivery
$46,840
Specialized Freight Trucking
$43,780

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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