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

The average annual and hourly salaries for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products among Washington cities 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,500
25th Percentile Wage
$52,860
50th Percentile Wage
$67,980
75th Percentile Wage
$88,750
90th Percentile Wage
$106,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $106,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,500.

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
$67,980
1.12% 1.49%
2015
$67,220
0.64% -
2014
$66,790
-3.56% -
2013
$69,170
3.18% -
2012
$66,970
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in state of Washington ranges from $45,030 to $76,480. The highest paying area for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $76,480. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $73,400). The lowest paying area is Yakima with a median annual salary of $45,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$76,480
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$73,400
Bremerton-Silverdale
$72,380
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$72,060
Longview
$63,040
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$61,280
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$61,100
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$59,720
Olympia
$56,320
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$56,250
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$56,210
Lewiston
$54,560
Tacoma
$54,100
Spokane
$53,960
Bellingham
$51,480
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$49,660
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$49,590
Yakima
$45,030




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