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Purchasing Agent, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Salary in Sector of Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

The salary statistics of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation 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 administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector.

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,450
25th Percentile Wage
$47,610
50th Percentile Wage
$62,360
75th Percentile Wage
$81,060
90th Percentile Wage
$100,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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) purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $100,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $37,450.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$62,360
1.97% 8.63%
2015
$61,130
4.32% -
2014
$58,490
1.11% -
2013
$57,840
1.49% -
2012
$56,980
- -

Compare Purchasing Agent, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Salary in Different Industries within the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Sector

The average salaries of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in 19 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 purchasing agent, except wholesale, retail, and farm products occupations is the travel agencies industry with an annual salary $74,460. The lowest paying industry is the waste collection industry (annual salary $52,850). 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
Travel Agencies
$74,460
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
$71,330
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$70,190
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services
$68,650
Telephone Call Centers
$68,380
Waste Treatment and Disposal
$67,860
Waste Management and Remediation Services
$67,550
Business Support Services
$66,040
Office Administrative Services
$62,780
Administrative and Support Services
$62,120
Employment Services
$62,090
Other Support Services
$61,940
Temporary Help Services
$61,340
Investigation and Security Services
$59,680
Security Systems Services
$58,780
Landscaping Services
$56,270
Services to Buildings and Dwellings
$55,790
Facilities Support Services
$55,770
Waste Collection
$52,850

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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