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
$38,030
25th Percentile Wage
$48,170
50th Percentile Wage
$63,130
75th Percentile Wage
$82,770
90th Percentile Wage
$102,470

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 $102,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $38,030.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$63,130
3.10% 13.10%
2016
$61,170
1.68% -
2015
$60,140
2.28% -
2014
$58,770
3.88% -
2013
$56,490
2.89% -
2012
$54,860
- -

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

The average salaries of buyers and purchasing agents in 32 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 $85,500. 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
$85,500
Postal Service (federal government)
$78,890
Postal Service (federal government)
$78,890
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$75,810
Couriers and Messengers
$73,800
Rail Transportation
$69,450
Rail Transportation
$69,450
Scheduled Air Transportation
$68,530
Other Pipeline Transportation
$68,190
Pipeline Transportation
$68,010
Inland Water Transportation
$67,230
Air Transportation
$66,790
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$64,670
Warehousing and Storage
$64,180
Warehousing and Storage
$64,180
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
$62,630
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$62,460
Urban Transit Systems
$62,380
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$62,120
Water Transportation
$60,730
Other Support Activities for Transportation
$59,950
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$59,570
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$59,160
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$58,480
Support Activities for Transportation
$57,900
General Freight Trucking
$57,860
Truck Transportation
$53,420
Freight Transportation Arrangement
$52,840
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$51,130
Support Activities for Road Transportation
$47,970
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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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