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Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,150
25th Percentile Wage
$41,240
50th Percentile Wage
$56,790
75th Percentile Wage
$75,440
90th Percentile Wage
$96,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products is $96,870. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products is $32,150.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,7903.50%-4.72%
201554,8001.97%-
201453,7200.06%-
201353,690-10.77%-
201259,470--

Compare Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in eleven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products occupations is the scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $70,040. The lowest paying industry is the advertising, public relations, and related services industry (annual salary $49,430). For detailed wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Scientific Research and Development Services
$70,040
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$70,040
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$67,950
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$63,360
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$61,980
Engineering Services
$61,360
Specialized Design Services
$57,540
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,790
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,710
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$55,480
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$49,430

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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