The salary statistics of buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of accommodation and food services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare buyers and purchasing agent salaries in different industries within the accommodation and food services sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$30,170|
|25th Percentile Wage||$40,530|
|50th Percentile Wage||$51,710|
|75th Percentile Wage||$69,630|
|90th Percentile Wage||$92,710|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of accommodation and food services. 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 $92,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $30,170.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of accommodation and food services from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of buyers and purchasing agents in nine industries in the accommodation and food services 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 full-service restaurants industry with an annual salary $56,810. The lowest paying industry is the drinking places (alcoholic beverages) industry (annual salary $46,770). For detailed buyers and purchasing agent salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Full-Service Restaurants|| |
|RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps|| |
|Special Food Services|| |
|Food Services and Drinking Places|| |
|Restaurants and Other Eating Places|| |
|Traveler Accommodation|| |
|Casino Hotels|| |
|Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .