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Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of 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 federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Buyers and Purchasing Agents

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,680
25th Percentile Wage
$55,600
50th Percentile Wage
$75,750
75th Percentile Wage
$92,320
90th Percentile Wage
$104,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for buyers and purchasing agents in the industry sector of 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 $104,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $75,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $43,680.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201675,7501.57%9.08%
201574,5601.92%-
201473,1302.78%-
201371,1003.14%-
201268,870--

Compare Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of buyers and purchasing agents in eight industries in the 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $82,650. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $52,750). For detailed buyers and purchasing agent salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$82,650
Federal government, including USPS
$82,650
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$75,750
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$72,370
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$61,430
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$59,270
State government, including schools and hospitals
$53,890
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,750

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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