Purchasing Agent, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,900
25th Percentile Wage
$41,570
50th Percentile Wage
$51,750
75th Percentile Wage
$65,540
90th Percentile Wage
$81,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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) purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $81,910. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $33,900.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,7500.25%6.43%
201551,6201.55%-
201450,8202.46%-
201349,5702.32%-
201248,420--

Compare Purchasing Agent, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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 purchasing agent, except wholesale, retail, and farm products occupations is the specialty hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $77,990. The lowest paying industry is the offices of other health practitioners industry (annual salary $43,520). 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
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$77,990
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$61,640
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$58,780
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$57,950
Hospitals - State government owned
$56,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$56,890
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$56,620
Outpatient Care Centers
$55,940
Home Health Care Services
$55,090
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$54,890
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$53,600
Individual and Family Services
$53,540
Social Assistance
$53,430
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$53,390
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$52,510
Hospitals - Privately owned
$51,550
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$51,400
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$51,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$51,170
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$50,320
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$50,160
Offices of Physicians
$49,910
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$49,650
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$49,260
Hospitals - Local government owned
$48,490
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$48,480
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$48,270
Offices of Dentists
$47,840
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$47,340
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$46,460
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$46,210
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$46,130
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$44,390
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$43,520

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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