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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
$44,600
25th Percentile Wage
$56,990
50th Percentile Wage
$75,930
75th Percentile Wage
$94,870
90th Percentile Wage
$113,860

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 $113,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $75,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid buyers and purchasing agents is $44,600.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$75,930
0.24% 9.30%
2016
$75,750
1.57% -
2015
$74,560
1.92% -
2014
$73,130
2.78% -
2013
$71,100
3.14% -
2012
$68,870
- -

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 $84,600. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $53,650). 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)
$84,600
Federal government, including USPS
$84,530
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$75,930
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$72,410
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$62,700
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$60,370
State government, including schools and hospitals
$54,580
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$53,650

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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