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Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Buyers and Purchasing Agents

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,230
25th Percentile Wage
$41,030
50th Percentile Wage
$51,930
75th Percentile Wage
$68,750
90th Percentile Wage
$83,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $83,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $32,230.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,9303.06%5.24%
201550,340-1.77%-
201451,2305.31%-
201348,510-1.44%-
201249,210--

Compare Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of buyers and purchasing agents in eleven industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 amusement parks and arcades industry with an annual salary $58,470. The lowest paying industry is the performing arts companies industry (annual salary $47,080). For detailed buyers and purchasing agent salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$58,470
Spectator Sports
$55,680
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$54,740
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$54,740
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$52,860
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$52,770
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$50,870
Gambling Industries
$50,410
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$48,690
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$48,200
Performing Arts Companies
$47,080

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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