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
$33,850
25th Percentile Wage
$41,430
50th Percentile Wage
$51,630
75th Percentile Wage
$65,310
90th Percentile Wage
$81,650

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 $81,650. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $33,850.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,6300.41%6.74%
201551,4202.10%-
201450,3402.44%-
201349,1101.95%-
201248,150--

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 34 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 $77,790. The lowest paying industry is the psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned industry (annual salary $44,390). 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
$77,790
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$61,500
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$58,780
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$57,990
Hospitals - State government owned
$56,810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$56,620
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$56,620
Outpatient Care Centers
$56,160
Home Health Care Services
$55,770
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$54,900
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$54,090
Individual and Family Services
$53,520
Social Assistance
$53,320
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$52,510
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$51,710
Hospitals - Privately owned
$51,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$51,170
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$51,130
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$50,900
Offices of Physicians
$50,230
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$50,160
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$49,700
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$49,260
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$49,210
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$49,200
Hospitals - Local government owned
$47,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$47,850
Offices of Dentists
$47,840
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$47,240
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$46,460
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$46,180
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$46,130
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$45,520
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$44,390

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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