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

The average annual and hourly salaries for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the state of Minnesota 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 Minnesota 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,470
25th Percentile Wage
$49,920
50th Percentile Wage
$61,760
75th Percentile Wage
$76,030
90th Percentile Wage
$92,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $92,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,470.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$61,760
2.93% 6.23%
2015
$59,950
1.73% -
2014
$58,910
1.26% -
2013
$58,170
0.45% -
2012
$57,910
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in state of Minnesota ranges from $51,550 to $63,820. The highest paying area for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Minnesota is Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $63,820. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Mankato-North Mankato (mean annual salary $56,950). The lowest paying area is Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$63,820
Mankato-North Mankato
$56,950
St Cloud
$56,420
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$54,490
Rochester
$52,580
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$52,420
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$51,550




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