Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products among 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 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,590
25th Percentile Wage
$45,410
50th Percentile Wage
$58,870
75th Percentile Wage
$74,700
90th Percentile Wage
$100,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for wholesale and retail buyers, except 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 $100,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,590.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$58,870
2.55% 13.39%
2015
$57,370
3.90% -
2014
$55,130
6.11% -
2013
$51,760
1.49% -
2012
$50,990
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in state of Illinois ranges from $36,810 to $59,310. The highest paying area for wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $59,310. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $58,730). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$59,310
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$58,730
Springfield
$58,380
Champaign-Urbana
$58,310
Peoria
$56,640
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$53,080
Rockford
$52,890
Decatur
$50,850
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$50,190
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$48,750
Bloomington-Normal
$46,240
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$36,810




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