Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Buyers and Purchasing Agents

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,260
25th Percentile Wage
$57,280
50th Percentile Wage
$75,380
75th Percentile Wage
$95,220
90th Percentile Wage
$113,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of information. 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 $113,870. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $75,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $44,260.

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 information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201675,380-0.17%10.37%
201575,5103.01%-
201473,2403.54%-
201370,6504.37%-
201267,560--

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

The average salaries of buyers and purchasing agents in 18 industries in the information 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 wired telecommunications carriers industry with an annual salary $79,680. The lowest paying industry is the other telecommunications industry (annual salary $59,290). For detailed buyers and purchasing agent salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$79,680
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$78,920
Telecommunications
$78,460
Other Information Services
$76,620
Other Information Services
$76,620
Television Broadcasting
$75,390
Software Publishers
$74,650
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$73,250
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$73,250
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$71,940
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$71,460
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$68,590
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$68,000
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$66,910
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$65,010
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$62,980
Newspaper Publishers
$62,280
Other Telecommunications
$59,290

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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