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Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary Information

The salary statistics of farm products buyers and purchasing agents are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of farm products buyers and purchasing agents within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The farm products buyers and purchasing agents annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,330
25th Percentile Wage
$43,320
50th Percentile Wage
$58,430
75th Percentile Wage
$77,250
90th Percentile Wage
$102,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for farm products buyers and purchasing agents. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) farm products buyers and purchasing agents is $102,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,330. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 216% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,4303.70%4.64%
201556,2702.11%-
201455,080-0.67%-
201355,450-0.49%-
201255,720--

Table 2. Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of farm products buyers and purchasing agents in 16 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for farm products buyers and purchasing agents occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $99,590. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $32,170).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$99,590
Mining
$93,250
Federal, State, and Local Government
$70,380
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,760
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$64,840
Manufacturing
$59,880
Construction
$59,280
Wholesale Trade
$58,110
Finance and Insurance
$57,830
Health Care and Social Assistance
$53,890
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$52,680
Educational Services
$51,730
Retail Trade
$48,930
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$47,900
Transportation and Warehousing
$41,390
Accommodation and Food Services
$32,170

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents by States

From the above tables we note that not only farm products buyers and purchasing agents salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of farm products buyers and purchasing agents in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $34,040 to $83,850. The highest paying state for farm products buyers and purchasing agents is Arizona with a median annual salary of $83,850. The lowest paying state is Montana with a median annual salary of $34,040. For more salary information of farm products buyers and purchasing agents profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Arizona
$83,850
Idaho
$67,700
New Jersey
$65,620
Nebraska
$65,090
Kansas
$64,710
California
$64,280
South Dakota
$62,960
Wisconsin
$62,850
Massachusetts
$62,720
Minnesota
$62,290
Connecticut
$62,020
Iowa
$61,840
Pennsylvania
$61,480
Nevada
$61,120
Illinois
$60,530
Alabama
$59,590
Ohio
$59,020
Florida
$58,890
Colorado
$58,660
Indiana
$57,340
New York
$57,110
Oregon
$56,710
North Dakota
$56,520
Georgia
$56,060
North Carolina
$54,750
Kentucky
$54,590
Tennessee
$53,320
Washington
$53,260
Missouri
$52,820
West Virginia
$52,060
Virginia
$51,100
Michigan
$50,250
South Carolina
$50,000
Maryland
$48,480
Oklahoma
$47,110
Louisiana
$46,650
Texas
$46,500
Utah
$45,590
Puerto Rico
$44,020
Maine
$43,150
Hawaii
$41,530
Arkansas
$39,970
Vermont
$38,180
Montana
$34,040


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