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
$37,330
25th Percentile Wage
$45,420
50th Percentile Wage
$56,920
75th Percentile Wage
$71,340
90th Percentile Wage
$86,010

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 $86,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $37,330.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,9201.62%8.92%
201556,0003.02%-
201454,3102.38%-
201353,0202.23%-
201251,840--

Compare Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of buyers and purchasing agents in 21 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 colleges, universities, and professional schools - privately owned industry with an annual salary $61,790. The lowest paying industry is the junior colleges - state government owned industry (annual salary $49,140). For detailed buyers and purchasing agent salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$61,790
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$61,610
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$61,060
Educational Services - Privately owned
$60,320
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$59,540
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$58,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$57,880
Educational Services
$56,920
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$56,780
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$56,690
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$56,620
Educational Services - Local government owned
$56,500
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$56,210
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$55,720
Educational Services - State government owned
$55,440
Educational Support Services
$54,930
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$54,600
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$54,340
Technical and Trade Schools
$53,050
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$52,620
Junior colleges - State government owned
$49,140

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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