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

The average annual and hourly salaries for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the state of Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,190
25th Percentile Wage
$38,610
50th Percentile Wage
$51,440
75th Percentile Wage
$70,000
90th Percentile Wage
$88,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,190.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.99
25th Percentile Wage
$18.55
50th Percentile Wage
$24.73
75th Percentile Wage
$33.65
90th Percentile Wage
$42.68

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.68. The median hourly salary is $24.73. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.99.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,4401.40%-1.15%
201550,720-0.73%-
201451,090-0.37%-
201351,280-1.46%-
201252,030--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in state of Tennessee ranges from $39,100 to $61,070. The highest paying area for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Tennessee is Cleveland with a median annual salary of $61,070. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Knoxville (mean annual salary $56,080). The lowest paying area is Morristown with a median annual salary of $39,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cleveland
$61,070
Knoxville
$56,080
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$55,150
Clarksville
$50,730
Jackson
$50,430
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$49,860
Memphis
$49,800
Chattanooga
$47,920
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$44,500
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$43,770
Johnson City
$42,810
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$41,710
Morristown
$39,100


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