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

The average annual and hourly salaries for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the state of Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,620
25th Percentile Wage
$48,520
50th Percentile Wage
$64,400
75th Percentile Wage
$83,080
90th Percentile Wage
$101,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $101,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,620.

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
$64,400
1.41% 8.23%
2015
$63,490
0.28% -
2014
$63,310
3.35% -
2013
$61,190
3.42% -
2012
$59,100
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in state of Illinois ranges from $45,760 to $81,390. The highest paying area for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Illinois is Peoria with a median annual salary of $81,390. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Springfield (mean annual salary $69,380). The lowest paying area is Danville with a median annual salary of $45,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peoria
$81,390
Springfield
$69,380
Decatur
$67,600
Champaign-Urbana
$63,900
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$63,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$61,530
Bloomington-Normal
$58,170
Rockford
$56,150
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$55,000
Kankakee-Bradley
$50,160
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$49,850
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$46,660
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$46,410
Danville
$45,760




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