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Buyers and Purchasing Agent Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,720
25th Percentile Wage
$46,090
50th Percentile Wage
$59,430
75th Percentile Wage
$77,520
90th Percentile Wage
$99,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for buyers and purchasing agents in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,720.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of buyers and purchasing agents from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,430
0.00% 0.00%
2012
$59,430
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Buyers and Purchasing Agents in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of buyers and purchasing agents in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of buyers and purchasing agents in state of North Carolina ranges from $49,300 to $64,500. The highest paying area for buyers and purchasing agents in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $64,500. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $64,180). The lowest paying area is Rocky Mount with a median annual salary of $49,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$64,500
Raleigh-Cary
$64,180
Goldsboro
$61,070
Wilmington
$60,930
Winston-Salem
$59,320
Fayetteville
$57,970
Greensboro-High Point
$56,740
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$56,090
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$55,530
Burlington
$55,420
Jacksonville
$54,430
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$54,350
Asheville
$52,330
Greenville
$52,160
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$50,830
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$49,920
Rocky Mount
$49,300




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