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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of farm products buyers and purchasing agents from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
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|
|New Jersey|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New York|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |