Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Buyers and Purchasing Agents

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,380
25th Percentile Wage
$45,610
50th Percentile Wage
$57,250
75th Percentile Wage
$72,040
90th Percentile Wage
$87,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of educational 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 $87,920. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $37,380.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,250
0.58% 9.45%
2016
$56,920
1.62% -
2015
$56,000
3.02% -
2014
$54,310
2.38% -
2013
$53,020
2.23% -
2012
$51,840
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Compare Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of buyers and purchasing agents in 24 industries in the educational 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 educational support services - privately owned industry with an annual salary $62,290. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $32,570). For detailed buyers and purchasing agent salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$62,290
Educational Support Services
$61,910
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$61,390
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$61,080
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$60,960
Educational Services - Privately owned
$59,810
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$58,980
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$58,320
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$57,660
Educational Services - Local government owned
$57,620
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$57,580
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$57,520
Educational Services
$57,250
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$56,110
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$55,800
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$55,780
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$55,540
Educational Services - State government owned
$55,480
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$53,640
Technical and Trade Schools
$53,160
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$52,620
Junior colleges - State government owned
$49,580
Other Schools and Instruction
$34,660
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$32,570

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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