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

The average annual and hourly salaries for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 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 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,690
25th Percentile Wage
$55,510
50th Percentile Wage
$74,260
75th Percentile Wage
$94,510
90th Percentile Wage
$113,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $113,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,690.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$74,260
1.71% 7.96%
2015
$72,990
1.71% -
2014
$71,740
1.31% -
2013
$70,800
3.46% -
2012
$68,350
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in state of Virginia ranges from $47,580 to $98,280. The highest paying area for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Virginia is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $98,280. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Richmond (mean annual salary $68,930). The lowest paying area is Roanoke with a median annual salary of $47,580.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$98,280
Richmond
$68,930
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$67,160
Danville
$64,720
Charlottesville
$63,320
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$62,510
Lynchburg
$59,920
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$57,680
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$54,500
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$51,070
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$50,610
Harrisonburg
$49,620
Roanoke
$47,580




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