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

The average annual and hourly salaries for wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products among Kentucky 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 Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,030
25th Percentile Wage
$36,780
50th Percentile Wage
$47,430
75th Percentile Wage
$61,170
90th Percentile Wage
$79,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for wholesale and retail buyers, except 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 $79,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,030.

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
$47,430
5.17% 15.37%
2015
$44,980
5.29% -
2014
$42,600
0.26% -
2013
$42,490
5.53% -
2012
$40,140
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in state of Kentucky ranges from $35,450 to $54,010. The highest paying area for wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in Kentucky is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $54,010. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Evansville (mean annual salary $50,550). The lowest paying area is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$54,010
Evansville
$50,550
Lexington-Fayette
$50,320
Louisville-Jefferson County
$45,430
Bowling Green
$44,780
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$43,160
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$37,740
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$35,450




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