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Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Salary Information

The salary statistics of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,110
25th Percentile Wage
$39,510
50th Percentile Wage
$53,340
75th Percentile Wage
$72,430
90th Percentile Wage
$97,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products is $97,830. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,110. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 224% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$53,340
0.75% 3.51%
2015
$52,940
1.27% -
2014
$52,270
-0.19% -
2013
$52,370
1.72% -
2012
$51,470
- -

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

The average salaries of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in 19 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 wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $83,770. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $47,540).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$83,770
Mining
$65,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$62,550
Transportation and Warehousing
$62,370
Information
$62,030
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$61,790
Construction
$59,180
Manufacturing
$58,510
Federal, State, and Local Government
$56,900
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,790
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$54,630
Wholesale Trade
$53,800
Accommodation and Food Services
$51,990
Finance and Insurance
$51,600
Educational Services
$49,520
Health Care and Social Assistance
$49,300
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$48,770
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$48,610
Retail Trade
$47,540

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

From the above tables we note that not only wholesale and retail buyers, except 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 wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,960 to $62,980. The highest paying state for wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $62,980. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,960. For more salary information of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
$62,980
New York
$62,540
Massachusetts
$59,950
Minnesota
$59,080
Illinois
$58,870
Arkansas
$58,310
Connecticut
$57,870
Nevada
$57,460
South Carolina
$57,180
Georgia
$56,600
Delaware
$56,380
Oklahoma
$56,160
Maine
$55,930
Iowa
$55,910
Washington
$55,850
Rhode Island
$55,780
Ohio
$55,710
Missouri
$55,170
Pennsylvania
$54,770
Florida
$54,080
Alaska
$53,710
North Carolina
$53,380
South Dakota
$52,780
Kansas
$52,140
Alabama
$51,680
Texas
$51,100
California
$50,740
Arizona
$50,450
Nebraska
$50,220
Wisconsin
$49,930
Virginia
$49,620
Colorado
$49,430
Maryland
$49,080
Wyoming
$49,070
Tennessee
$48,120
New Hampshire
$47,450
Kentucky
$47,430
Utah
$47,340
Indiana
$47,300
District of Columbia
$47,290
Oregon
$47,190
North Dakota
$46,730
Michigan
$46,650
West Virginia
$46,270
Mississippi
$44,510
New Mexico
$44,160
Vermont
$43,340
Louisiana
$41,140
Hawaii
$40,940
Montana
$37,710
Idaho
$33,770
Virgin Islands
$27,860
Guam
$27,080
Puerto Rico
$18,960



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