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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,730
25th Percentile Wage
$47,440
50th Percentile Wage
$61,330
75th Percentile Wage
$80,380
90th Percentile Wage
$99,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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) purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $99,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $37,730.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$61,330
-0.24% 7.83%
2015
$61,480
3.07% -
2014
$59,590
2.69% -
2013
$57,990
2.52% -
2012
$56,530
- -

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

The average salaries of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in 31 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 purchasing agent, except wholesale, retail, and farm products occupations is the other pipeline transportation industry with an annual salary $87,820. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for road transportation industry (annual salary $46,460). 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
Other Pipeline Transportation
$87,820
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$85,750
Postal Service (federal government)
$77,030
Postal Service (federal government)
$77,030
Couriers and Messengers
$74,400
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$74,400
Pipeline Transportation
$74,120
Rail Transportation
$72,810
Rail Transportation
$72,810
Scheduled Air Transportation
$71,680
Air Transportation
$69,850
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$69,370
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$66,620
Water Transportation
$65,730
Inland Water Transportation
$63,650
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$62,340
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$61,010
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
$60,970
Urban Transit Systems
$60,090
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$59,880
Other Support Activities for Transportation
$57,650
General Freight Trucking
$57,360
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$56,800
Support Activities for Transportation
$56,490
Warehousing and Storage
$54,960
Warehousing and Storage
$54,960
Truck Transportation
$54,250
Freight Transportation Arrangement
$51,530
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$51,130
Specialized Freight Trucking
$49,060
Support Activities for Road Transportation
$46,460

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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