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Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Sector of Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)

The salary statistics of buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare buyers and purchasing agent salaries in different industries within the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector.

Average Annual Salary of Buyers and Purchasing Agents

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,290
25th Percentile Wage
$42,110
50th Percentile Wage
$55,170
75th Percentile Wage
$72,340
90th Percentile Wage
$93,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government). 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 $93,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $33,290.

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 other services (except federal, state, and local government) from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,170
0.69% 13.68%
2016
$54,790
0.33% -
2015
$54,610
6.81% -
2014
$50,890
3.65% -
2013
$49,030
2.88% -
2012
$47,620
- -

Compare Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Different Industries within the Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government) Sector

The average salaries of buyers and purchasing agents in 19 industries in the other services (except federal, state, and local government) 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 labor unions and similar labor organizations industry with an annual salary $115,370. The lowest paying industry is the personal care services industry (annual salary $35,720). For detailed buyers and purchasing agent salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$115,370
Grantmaking and Giving Services
$74,160
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$69,750
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$64,590
Civic and Social Organizations
$58,770
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$57,090
Other Personal Services
$56,440
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
$55,920
Drycleaning and Laundry Services
$55,580
Social Advocacy Organizations
$54,980
Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$54,970
Religious Organizations
$54,100
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance
$53,170
Repair and Maintenance
$52,600
Personal and Laundry Services
$51,800
Automotive Repair and Maintenance
$49,370
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance
$48,440
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair
$46,530
Personal Care Services
$35,720

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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