Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products among Tennessee 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 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,200
25th Percentile Wage
$36,150
50th Percentile Wage
$48,120
75th Percentile Wage
$62,470
90th Percentile Wage
$80,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for wholesale and retail buyers, except 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 $80,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,200.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$48,120
1.12% 5.96%
2015
$47,580
-4.33% -
2014
$49,640
4.33% -
2013
$47,490
4.72% -
2012
$45,250
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in state of Tennessee ranges from $36,690 to $55,690. The highest paying area for wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in Tennessee is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $55,690. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Jackson (mean annual salary $54,210). The lowest paying area is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Knoxville
$55,690
Jackson
$54,210
Johnson City
$50,980
Memphis
$49,710
Clarksville
$49,650
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,660
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$46,100
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$45,820
Morristown
$45,060
Chattanooga
$38,460
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$37,240
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$36,690




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