Purchasing Agent, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare purchasing agent, except wholesale, retail, and farm products salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,690
25th Percentile Wage
$55,800
50th Percentile Wage
$75,800
75th Percentile Wage
$92,330
90th Percentile Wage
$105,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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) purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $105,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $75,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $43,690.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$75,800
1.24% 8.87%
2015
$74,860
1.95% -
2014
$73,400
3.13% -
2013
$71,100
2.84% -
2012
$69,080
- -

Compare Purchasing Agent, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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 purchasing agent, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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 $52,860). For detailed purchasing agent, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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)
$75,800
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$72,780
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$61,100
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$59,180
State government, including schools and hospitals
$54,110
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,860

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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