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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,760
25th Percentile Wage
$56,350
50th Percentile Wage
$71,820
75th Percentile Wage
$89,870
90th Percentile Wage
$105,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $105,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,760.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.00
25th Percentile Wage
$27.09
50th Percentile Wage
$34.53
75th Percentile Wage
$43.21
90th Percentile Wage
$50.75

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $50.75. The median hourly salary is $34.53. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.00.

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
201671,8201.92%11.40%
201570,4403.15%-
201468,2203.21%-
201366,0303.63%-
201263,630--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in state of Massachusetts ranges from $60,230 to $76,670. The highest paying area for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $76,670. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $73,580). The lowest paying area is Worcester with a median annual salary of $60,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$76,670
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$73,580
Peabody
$71,440
Framingham
$71,340
Pittsfield
$69,220
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$67,290
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$66,310
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$64,870
Springfield
$63,420
New Bedford
$62,060
Barnstable Town
$61,670
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$60,510
Worcester
$60,230


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