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
$30,180
25th Percentile Wage
$40,250
50th Percentile Wage
$51,500
75th Percentile Wage
$70,250
90th Percentile Wage
$92,000

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 $92,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $30,180.

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 accommodation and food services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,5006.35%14.25%
201548,2302.90%-
201446,8304.04%-
201344,9401.74%-
201244,160--

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 eight 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 rv (recreational vehicle) parks and recreational camps industry with an annual salary $55,500. The lowest paying industry is the casino hotels industry (annual salary $47,570). For detailed buyers and purchasing agent salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps
$55,500
Full-Service Restaurants
$55,150
Restaurants and Other Eating Places
$53,890
Special Food Services
$53,690
Food Services and Drinking Places
$53,560
Traveler Accommodation
$49,550
Accommodation
$49,410
Casino Hotels
$47,570

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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