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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,000
25th Percentile Wage
$53,500
50th Percentile Wage
$69,100
75th Percentile Wage
$90,540
90th Percentile Wage
$113,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and 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) purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $113,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $42,000.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201669,1003.36%7.90%
201566,7802.91%-
201464,8400.17%-
201364,7301.68%-
201263,640--

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

The average salaries of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in 15 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 purchasing agent, except wholesale, retail, and farm products occupations is the testing laboratories industry with an annual salary $79,340. The lowest paying industry is the veterinary services industry (annual salary $48,790). 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
Testing Laboratories
$79,340
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$76,970
Scientific Research and Development Services
$75,030
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$74,980
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$72,570
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$72,530
Engineering Services
$71,840
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$69,100
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$67,890
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$63,510
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$60,080
Legal Services
$57,670
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$57,320
Specialized Design Services
$56,830
Veterinary Services
$48,790

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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