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
$43,830
25th Percentile Wage
$57,620
50th Percentile Wage
$75,980
75th Percentile Wage
$96,080
90th Percentile Wage
$115,940

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 $115,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $75,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $43,830.

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 information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$75,980
0.79% 11.08%
2016
$75,380
-0.17% -
2015
$75,510
3.01% -
2014
$73,240
3.54% -
2013
$70,650
4.37% -
2012
$67,560
- -

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

The average salaries of buyers and purchasing agents in 20 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 radio broadcasting industry (annual salary $55,390). 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
Telecommunications
$79,610
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$78,920
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$77,810
Software Publishers
$76,060
Other Information Services
$75,370
Other Information Services
$75,370
Television Broadcasting
$73,610
Sound Recording Industries
$73,310
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$71,630
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$71,630
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$70,150
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$69,440
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$68,620
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$66,650
Newspaper Publishers
$65,430
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$65,260
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$63,510
Other Telecommunications
$59,290
Radio Broadcasting
$55,390

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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