Purchasing Agent, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,360
25th Percentile Wage
$41,740
50th Percentile Wage
$53,050
75th Percentile Wage
$70,240
90th Percentile Wage
$85,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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) purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $85,370. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $33,360.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$53,050
1.72% 4.64%
2015
$52,140
-2.84% -
2014
$53,620
4.70% -
2013
$51,100
1.00% -
2012
$50,590
- -

Compare Purchasing Agent, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in twelve 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 purchasing agent, except wholesale, retail, and farm products occupations is the amusement parks and arcades industry with an annual salary $59,500. The lowest paying industry is the performing arts companies industry (annual salary $47,170). 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
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$59,500
Spectator Sports
$56,850
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$54,050
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$54,050
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$53,060
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$52,890
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$52,890
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$51,770
Gambling Industries
$51,050
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$50,930
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$48,510
Performing Arts Companies
$47,170

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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