Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products amongst Washington metropolitan 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 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,320
25th Percentile Wage
$42,820
50th Percentile Wage
$55,850
75th Percentile Wage
$82,110
90th Percentile Wage
$99,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for wholesale and retail buyers, except 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 $99,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,320.

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
$55,850
3.06% 3.35%
2015
$54,140
8.22% -
2014
$49,690
-9.70% -
2013
$54,510
0.97% -
2012
$53,980
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in state of Washington ranges from $27,220 to $90,930. The highest paying area for wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products in Washington is Mount Vernon-Anacortes with a median annual salary of $90,930. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Bellingham (mean annual salary $60,720). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $27,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$90,930
Bellingham
$60,720
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$58,690
Bremerton-Silverdale
$57,950
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$56,940
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$52,620
Spokane
$50,590
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$49,680
Yakima
$46,160
Olympia
$42,470
Longview
$39,100
Tacoma
$36,650
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$31,980
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$27,220




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