Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for farm products buyers and purchasing agents in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of farm products buyers and purchasing agents among Washington 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 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,300
25th Percentile Wage
$43,740
50th Percentile Wage
$53,260
75th Percentile Wage
$67,730
90th Percentile Wage
$83,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for farm products buyers and purchasing agents in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $83,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,300.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$53,260
-7.34% -3.60%
2015
$57,170
-14.83% -
2014
$65,650
1.36% -
2013
$64,760
14.79% -
2012
$55,180
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of farm products buyers and purchasing agents in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of farm products buyers and purchasing agents in state of Washington ranges from $51,250 to $57,680. The highest paying area for farm products buyers and purchasing agents in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $57,680. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $55,010). The lowest paying area is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue with a median annual salary of $51,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$57,680
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$55,010
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$51,250




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