Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for farm products buyers and purchasing agents in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of farm products buyers and purchasing agents among Iowa metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,930
25th Percentile Wage
$52,810
50th Percentile Wage
$61,840
75th Percentile Wage
$74,550
90th Percentile Wage
$86,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for farm products buyers and purchasing agents in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $86,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,930.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of farm products buyers and purchasing agents from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$61,840
8.23% 7.16%
2015
$56,750
1.94% -
2014
$55,650
16.62% -
2013
$46,400
-23.73% -
2012
$57,410
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of farm products buyers and purchasing agents in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of farm products buyers and purchasing agents in state of Iowa ranges from $56,180 to $87,760. The highest paying area for farm products buyers and purchasing agents in Iowa is Iowa City with a median annual salary of $87,760. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $67,070). The lowest paying area is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $56,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Iowa City
$87,760
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$67,070
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$65,940
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$62,780
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$61,540
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$61,320
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$56,180




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