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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,370
25th Percentile Wage
$41,690
50th Percentile Wage
$53,700
75th Percentile Wage
$69,680
90th Percentile Wage
$87,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,370.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.05
25th Percentile Wage
$20.05
50th Percentile Wage
$25.82
75th Percentile Wage
$33.50
90th Percentile Wage
$42.09

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.09. The median hourly salary is $25.82. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.05.

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
201653,7001.01%2.98%
201553,1603.69%-
201451,200-1.56%-
201352,000-0.19%-
201252,100--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in state of Louisiana ranges from $38,420 to $62,010. The highest paying area for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Louisiana is Alexandria with a median annual salary of $62,010. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $58,570). The lowest paying area is Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Alexandria
$62,010
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$58,570
Shreveport-Bossier City
$58,410
Baton Rouge
$57,000
Monroe
$56,330
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$54,550
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$53,920
Lake Charles
$52,750
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$49,660
Lafayette
$46,530
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$38,420



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