Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for farm products buyers and purchasing agents in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of farm products buyers and purchasing agents among Pennsylvania 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 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,750
25th Percentile Wage
$44,630
50th Percentile Wage
$61,480
75th Percentile Wage
$79,600
90th Percentile Wage
$105,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for farm products buyers and purchasing agents in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $105,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$61,480
2.03% 7.74%
2015
$60,230
6.77% -
2014
$56,150
-2.48% -
2013
$57,540
1.43% -
2012
$56,720
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of farm products buyers and purchasing agents in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of farm products buyers and purchasing agents in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $38,600 to $70,440. The highest paying area for farm products buyers and purchasing agents in Pennsylvania is Lancaster with a median annual salary of $70,440. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton (mean annual salary $67,720). The lowest paying area is East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lancaster
$70,440
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$67,720
Pittsburgh
$66,640
Reading
$57,330
Philadelphia
$57,190
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$56,860
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$38,600




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