Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products

Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing. Excludes "Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products" (13-1021) and "Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products" (13-1022).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
272,370 0.5 % $28.92 $60,160 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.85 $20.94 $27.20 $35.48 $44.23
Annual Wage (2) $35,060 $43,560 $56,580 $73,800 $91,990


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 33,890 1.67 $36.61 $76,150
Management of Companies and Enterprises 17,110 0.90 $30.47 $63,370
Local Government (OES Designation) 10,540 0.19 $27.22 $56,620
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 10,340 2.15 $31.95 $66,450
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,410 0.16 $23.48 $48,830

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 420 2.23 $25.23 $52,480
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 10,340 2.15 $31.95 $66,450
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,690 1.73 $26.05 $54,180
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 6,870 1.70 $30.40 $63,230
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 33,890 1.67 $36.61 $76,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 33,890 1.67 $36.61 $76,150
Postal Service 580 0.09 $35.70 $74,260
Oil and Gas Extraction 660 0.43 $34.62 $72,010
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 40 0.20 $34.60 $71,970
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,570 1.01 $34.55 $71,870


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 29,920 2.14 1.00 $30.80 $64,060
Texas 23,340 2.31 1.08 $28.93 $60,170
New York 13,780 1.65 0.77 $29.30 $60,940
Pennsylvania 13,470 2.46 1.15 $28.34 $58,940
Florida 13,310 1.87 0.87 $26.45 $55,020




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,510 3.93 1.83 $40.09 $83,380
Virginia 12,390 3.51 1.64 $33.08 $68,800
Washington 8,130 3.02 1.41 $30.12 $62,650
Michigan 10,870 2.89 1.35 $30.51 $63,460
Alabama 5,010 2.77 1.29 $29.27 $60,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,510 3.93 1.83 $40.09 $83,380
Maryland 6,640 2.70 1.26 $33.28 $69,230
Virginia 12,390 3.51 1.64 $33.08 $68,800
New Jersey 6,440 1.71 0.80 $32.96 $68,560
Massachusetts 6,540 2.10 0.98 $32.68 $67,970

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,280 4.05 1.89 $38.10 $79,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,510 2.23 1.04 $30.08 $62,560
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,180 1.44 0.67 $30.75 $63,960
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6,940 2.78 1.30 $30.25 $62,910
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 5,940 1.68 0.78 $29.11 $60,550
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 5,430 3.01 1.40 $30.80 $64,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,130 2.56 1.20 $30.08 $62,560
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 5,010 3.72 1.74 $31.93 $66,410
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,410 2.63 1.23 $29.40 $61,150
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,310 2.56 1.20 $27.00 $56,150




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Huntsville, AL 1,950 9.65 4.50 $35.35 $73,520
Warner Robins, GA 450 7.90 3.69 $34.37 $71,480
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 990 5.59 2.61 $31.86 $66,270
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 390 5.31 2.48 $31.42 $65,350
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 930 4.90 2.29 $28.90 $60,110
Dayton, OH 1,720 4.79 2.23 $34.36 $71,480
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 250 4.46 2.08 $26.48 $55,070
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 380 4.43 2.07 $23.88 $49,680
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 440 4.39 2.05 $24.78 $51,540
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 640 4.15 1.93 $31.98 $66,520