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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,040
25th Percentile Wage
$58,170
50th Percentile Wage
$76,040
75th Percentile Wage
$95,640
90th Percentile Wage
$114,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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) purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $114,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $76,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $45,040.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201676,0400.20%10.39%
201575,8902.93%-
201473,6703.79%-
201370,8803.87%-
201268,140--

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

The average salaries of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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 purchasing agent, except wholesale, retail, and farm products occupations is the wired telecommunications carriers industry with an annual salary $80,050. The lowest paying industry is the other telecommunications industry (annual salary $59,010). 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
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$80,050
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$79,140
Telecommunications
$78,860
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$77,990
Other Information Services
$77,010
Other Information Services
$77,010
Television Broadcasting
$75,390
Software Publishers
$74,680
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$73,550
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$73,550
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$73,330
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$72,620
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$71,470
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$68,720
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$68,000
Newspaper Publishers
$64,510
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$62,960
Other Telecommunications
$59,010

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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