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

The average annual and hourly salaries for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the state of Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,850
25th Percentile Wage
$43,540
50th Percentile Wage
$56,240
75th Percentile Wage
$71,790
90th Percentile Wage
$88,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,850.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.28
25th Percentile Wage
$20.94
50th Percentile Wage
$27.04
75th Percentile Wage
$34.51
90th Percentile Wage
$42.55

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.55. The median hourly salary is $27.04. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.28.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,2402.45%8.34%
201554,860-0.38%-
201455,0702.85%-
201353,5003.64%-
201251,550--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in state of Kentucky ranges from $47,740 to $58,610. The highest paying area for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Kentucky is Evansville with a median annual salary of $58,610. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $56,480). The lowest paying area is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Evansville
$58,610
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$56,480
Bowling Green
$56,110
Elizabethtown
$55,510
Louisville-Jefferson County
$54,310
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$54,050
Lexington-Fayette
$52,430
Owensboro
$50,730
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$48,060
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$47,740


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