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

The average annual and hourly salaries for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the state of Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products in Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,090
25th Percentile Wage
$42,950
50th Percentile Wage
$53,550
75th Percentile Wage
$65,510
90th Percentile Wage
$80,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,090.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.87
25th Percentile Wage
$20.65
50th Percentile Wage
$25.75
75th Percentile Wage
$31.50
90th Percentile Wage
$38.53

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.53. The median hourly salary is $25.75. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.87.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,550-0.73%0.84%
201553,940-0.80%-
201454,370-0.09%-
201354,4202.43%-
201253,100--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in state of Wisconsin ranges from $43,820 to $63,820. The highest paying area for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $63,820. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Fond du Lac (mean annual salary $63,460). The lowest paying area is Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$63,820
Fond du Lac
$63,460
Sheboygan
$60,040
Lake County-Kenosha County
$59,940
Duluth
$56,980
Janesville
$56,710
Madison
$56,470
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$55,630
Oshkosh-Neenah
$53,470
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$53,360
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$52,920
Racine
$51,470
Appleton
$51,380
Wausau
$50,520
Green Bay
$49,550
La Crosse
$48,940
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$48,790
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$48,450
Eau Claire
$47,020
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$43,820



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