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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,150
25th Percentile Wage
$42,740
50th Percentile Wage
$58,280
75th Percentile Wage
$78,090
90th Percentile Wage
$95,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,150.

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
$58,280
5.34% 19.29%
2015
$55,170
1.16% -
2014
$54,530
7.37% -
2013
$50,510
6.87% -
2012
$47,040
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in state of Mississippi ranges from $47,020 to $78,120. The highest paying area for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Mississippi is Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $78,120. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Gulfport-Biloxi (mean annual salary $67,630). The lowest paying area is Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$78,120
Gulfport-Biloxi
$67,630
Pascagoula
$63,300
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$54,930
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$54,890
Jackson
$51,270
Hattiesburg
$50,110
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$47,020




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