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

The average annual and hourly salaries for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in the state of West 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 West Virginia 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 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products in West Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,100
25th Percentile Wage
$46,700
50th Percentile Wage
$59,880
75th Percentile Wage
$75,330
90th Percentile Wage
$85,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $85,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,100.

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
$59,880
-0.58% 11.47%
2015
$60,230
3.54% -
2014
$58,100
1.17% -
2013
$57,420
7.68% -
2012
$53,010
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in state of West Virginia ranges from $47,250 to $89,970. The highest paying area for purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products in West Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $89,970. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Winchester (mean annual salary $80,080). The lowest paying area is Charleston with a median annual salary of $47,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$89,970
Winchester
$80,080
Morgantown
$71,020
Wheeling
$64,810
Cumberland
$64,800
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$63,300
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$62,770
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$61,230
Steubenville-Weirton
$56,310
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$53,530
Huntington-Ashland
$51,620
Charleston
$47,250




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