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Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Sector of Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

The salary statistics of buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare buyers and purchasing agent salaries in different industries within the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Buyers and Purchasing Agents

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,260
25th Percentile Wage
$44,600
50th Percentile Wage
$59,510
75th Percentile Wage
$78,390
90th Percentile Wage
$99,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation 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) buyers and purchasing agents is $99,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $34,260.

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 administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,5102.35%8.17%
201558,1103.87%-
201455,8600.38%-
201355,6501.80%-
201254,650--

Compare Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Different Industries within the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Sector

The average salaries of buyers and purchasing agents in 18 industries in the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services 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 travel agencies industry with an annual salary $74,070. The lowest paying industry is the exterminating and pest control services industry (annual salary $47,460). For detailed buyers and purchasing agent salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Travel Agencies
$74,070
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
$70,350
Telephone Call Centers
$68,380
Waste Treatment and Disposal
$67,940
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$67,590
Waste Management and Remediation Services
$66,720
Business Support Services
$65,010
Office Administrative Services
$60,880
Employment Services
$60,400
Investigation and Security Services
$59,810
Administrative and Support Services
$59,240
Security Systems Services
$59,010
Landscaping Services
$55,800
Facilities Support Services
$55,640
Services to Buildings and Dwellings
$55,570
Waste Collection
$52,850
Other Support Services
$51,730
Exterminating and Pest Control Services
$47,460

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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