Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
284,480 0.6 % $30.49 $63,420 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.57 $22.00 $28.74 $37.30 $45.96
Annual Wage (2) $36,540 $45,760 $59,780 $77,590 $95,590


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) 34,210 1.70 $37.51 $78,010
Management of Companies and Enterprises 17,010 0.80 $32.23 $67,050
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 12,360 2.46 $35.26 $73,330
Local Government (OES Designation) 9,950 0.18 $28.40 $59,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,850 0.17 $25.56 $53,160

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 12,360 2.46 $35.26 $73,330
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 7,250 1.84 $32.36 $67,310
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 34,210 1.70 $37.51 $78,010
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,760 1.65 $28.37 $59,000
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 1,380 1.56 $29.12 $60,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 160 0.04 $42.61 $88,620
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 50 0.30 $41.91 $87,170
Oil and Gas Extraction 770 0.40 $38.40 $79,860
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 34,210 1.70 $37.51 $78,010
Software Publishers 780 0.27 $37.47 $77,940


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 32,660 2.22 1.03 $33.10 $68,860
Texas 24,040 2.20 1.03 $29.95 $62,300
New York 16,220 1.88 0.88 $31.18 $64,850
Pennsylvania 14,710 2.62 1.22 $30.45 $63,330
Florida 12,800 1.72 0.80 $27.10 $56,370




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 2,490 3.74 1.74 $40.59 $84,430
Washington 9,560 3.38 1.58 $33.94 $70,590
Virginia 12,030 3.31 1.54 $35.21 $73,230
Alabama 5,720 3.10 1.45 $30.75 $63,950
Michigan 11,630 2.91 1.36 $30.41 $63,250




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 2,490 3.74 1.74 $40.59 $84,430
Virginia 12,030 3.31 1.54 $35.21 $73,230
New Jersey 7,230 1.89 0.88 $34.86 $72,520
Maryland 6,610 2.61 1.22 $34.72 $72,220
Alaska 680 2.12 0.99 $34.19 $71,120





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,840 1.88 0.88 $32.75 $68,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,390 2.36 1.10 $32.32 $67,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,860 3.74 1.75 $40.33 $83,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 7,140 2.59 1.21 $32.17 $66,920
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 6,460 4.46 2.08 $36.18 $75,260
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 5,880 3.20 1.49 $33.95 $70,620
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,340 1.44 0.67 $30.20 $62,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,270 2.45 1.14 $30.81 $64,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,080 2.20 1.03 $30.30 $63,020
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 4,140 2.85 1.33 $31.91 $66,380