Purchasing Agent, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products amongst 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 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,930
25th Percentile Wage
$43,340
50th Percentile Wage
$56,180
75th Percentile Wage
$70,310
90th Percentile Wage
$82,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $82,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,930.

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 from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$56,180
2.44% 11.61%
2015
$54,810
3.39% -
2014
$52,950
1.51% -
2013
$52,150
4.77% -
2012
$49,660
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in state of Iowa ranges from $50,050 to $75,560. The highest paying area for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $75,560. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Cedar Rapids (mean annual salary $63,510). The lowest paying area is Dubuque with a median annual salary of $50,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$75,560
Cedar Rapids
$63,510
Iowa City
$59,430
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$57,840
Ames
$57,490
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$55,760
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$55,300
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$51,590
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$51,280
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$50,740
Dubuque
$50,050




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