Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for buyers and purchasing agents in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of buyers and purchasing agents amongst Virginia 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 Buyers and Purchasing Agents in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,700
25th Percentile Wage
$55,080
50th Percentile Wage
$73,380
75th Percentile Wage
$95,600
90th Percentile Wage
$118,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for buyers and purchasing agents in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $118,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,700.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of buyers and purchasing agents from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,380
0.00% 0.00%
2012
$73,380
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Buyers and Purchasing Agents in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of buyers and purchasing agents in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of buyers and purchasing agents in state of Virginia ranges from $49,440 to $89,360. The highest paying area for buyers and purchasing agents in Virginia is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $89,360. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Richmond (mean annual salary $70,010). The lowest paying area is Roanoke with a median annual salary of $49,440.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$89,360
Richmond
$70,010
Lynchburg
$66,460
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$66,000
Charlottesville
$62,660
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$61,430
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$56,140
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$54,300
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$53,660
Harrisonburg
$52,340
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$50,740
Roanoke
$49,440




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