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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,270
25th Percentile Wage
$46,180
50th Percentile Wage
$59,290
75th Percentile Wage
$76,820
90th Percentile Wage
$97,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,270.

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
$59,290
2.80% 10.15%
2015
$57,630
3.00% -
2014
$55,900
2.40% -
2013
$54,560
2.36% -
2012
$53,270
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in state of North Carolina ranges from $48,070 to $66,230. The highest paying area for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in North Carolina is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $66,230. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Durham-Chapel Hill (mean annual salary $63,880). The lowest paying area is Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton with a median annual salary of $48,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Raleigh-Cary
$66,230
Durham-Chapel Hill
$63,880
Fayetteville
$63,130
Wilmington
$61,800
Winston-Salem
$58,900
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$58,230
Jacksonville
$56,630
Greensboro-High Point
$55,460
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$54,420
Rocky Mount
$54,320
Greenville
$53,670
Burlington
$53,330
Goldsboro
$52,200
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$50,480
Asheville
$49,350
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$48,830
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$48,070




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