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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,020
25th Percentile Wage
$47,500
50th Percentile Wage
$61,560
75th Percentile Wage
$80,130
90th Percentile Wage
$97,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,020.

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
$61,560
1.20% 5.20%
2015
$60,820
1.40% -
2014
$59,970
1.10% -
2013
$59,310
1.60% -
2012
$58,360
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $48,250 to $78,420. The highest paying area for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $78,420. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $76,720). The lowest paying area is Johnstown with a median annual salary of $48,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$78,420
Newark-Union
$76,720
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$71,390
York-Hanover
$61,250
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$60,990
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$59,160
State College
$58,860
Pittsburgh
$58,580
Reading
$57,330
Lancaster
$56,790
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$55,780
Erie
$55,660
Altoona
$53,860
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$53,370
Lebanon
$53,030
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$52,640
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$51,120
Williamsport
$50,040
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$49,270
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$48,870
Johnstown
$48,250




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