Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Sector of Accommodation and Food Services

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.

Average Annual Salary of Buyers and Purchasing Agents

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,710
0.41% 14.60%
2016
$51,500
6.35% -
2015
$48,230
2.90% -
2014
$46,830
4.04% -
2013
$44,940
1.74% -
2012
$44,160
- -

Compare Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Different Industries within the Accommodation and Food Services Sector

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
$56,810
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps
$55,500
Special Food Services
$55,180
Food Services and Drinking Places
$54,250
Restaurants and Other Eating Places
$53,740
Traveler Accommodation
$49,850
Casino Hotels
$49,830
Accommodation
$49,620
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
$46,770

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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