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

The salary statistics of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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. Purchasing Agent, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,600
25th Percentile Wage
$48,650
50th Percentile Wage
$63,300
75th Percentile Wage
$82,340
90th Percentile Wage
$101,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is $101,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,600. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 163% 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 purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,3001.71%7.17%
201562,2201.99%-
201460,9801.97%-
201359,7801.71%-
201258,760--

Table 2. Purchasing Agent, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in 20 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 purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $76,040. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $45,880).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$76,040
Federal, State, and Local Government
$75,800
Utilities
$74,380
Finance and Insurance
$72,190
Mining
$71,150
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$69,100
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$67,960
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$62,360
Transportation and Warehousing
$61,330
Manufacturing
$61,210
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$60,430
Construction
$58,910
Educational Services
$57,380
Wholesale Trade
$56,220
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$54,650
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$53,050
Health Care and Social Assistance
$51,750
Accommodation and Food Services
$51,500
Retail Trade
$51,080
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$45,880

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products by States

From the above tables we note that not only purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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 purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $32,570 to $95,210. The highest paying state for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $95,210. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $32,570. For more salary information of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$95,210
Maryland
$77,490
Virginia
$74,260
New Jersey
$74,140
Massachusetts
$71,820
Alaska
$71,040
California
$69,970
Rhode Island
$68,860
Washington
$67,980
Connecticut
$66,940
Colorado
$66,790
Delaware
$65,430
New York
$64,940
Michigan
$64,460
Illinois
$64,400
Texas
$64,300
Ohio
$62,400
Arizona
$62,150
Minnesota
$61,760
Alabama
$61,720
Pennsylvania
$61,560
Utah
$61,150
Kansas
$60,890
Georgia
$60,890
Hawaii
$60,660
New Hampshire
$60,470
Oregon
$60,040
West Virginia
$59,880
Missouri
$59,750
North Carolina
$59,290
New Mexico
$58,440
Mississippi
$58,280
Maine
$57,680
Wyoming
$57,660
Nebraska
$57,480
North Dakota
$56,820
South Carolina
$56,610
Oklahoma
$56,310
Florida
$56,250
Kentucky
$56,240
Iowa
$56,180
South Dakota
$55,710
Louisiana
$53,700
Wisconsin
$53,550
Nevada
$53,030
Vermont
$52,620
Indiana
$52,550
Idaho
$51,660
Tennessee
$51,440
Montana
$47,410
Arkansas
$47,330
Guam
$44,830
Puerto Rico
$32,570


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