Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Buyers and Purchasing Agents

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,340
25th Percentile Wage
$42,020
50th Percentile Wage
$52,420
75th Percentile Wage
$66,130
90th Percentile Wage
$82,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $82,650. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $34,340.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,420
1.51% 8.15%
2016
$51,630
0.41% -
2015
$51,420
2.10% -
2014
$50,340
2.44% -
2013
$49,110
1.95% -
2012
$48,150
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Compare Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of buyers and purchasing agents in 40 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 specialty hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $79,170. The lowest paying industry is the offices of all other health practitioners industry (annual salary $41,410). For detailed buyers and purchasing agent salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$79,170
Child Day Care Services
$64,540
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$60,050
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$59,510
Hospitals - State government owned
$57,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$57,320
Outpatient Care Centers
$56,960
Home Health Care Services
$56,090
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$55,970
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$55,610
Individual and Family Services
$55,310
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$54,870
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$54,700
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$54,200
Social Assistance
$53,500
Offices of Dentists
$53,150
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$53,070
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$53,020
Other Residential Care Facilities
$52,930
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$52,400
Hospitals - Privately owned
$52,260
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$52,130
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$51,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$51,700
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$51,270
Offices of Physicians
$50,440
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$49,230
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$48,410
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$47,760
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$47,380
Hospitals - Local government owned
$47,170
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$47,150
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$46,530
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$46,390
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$45,800
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$44,980
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$44,540
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$44,160
Offices of Optometrists
$42,540
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$41,410

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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