Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
291,540 0.6 % $31.79 $66,120 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.20 $22.90 $29.91 $38.88 $48.06
Annual Wage (2) $37,850 $47,620 $62,220 $80,870 $99,960


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) 33,570 1.69 $38.90 $80,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises 18,140 0.80 $33.89 $70,490
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 10,920 2.24 $37.11 $77,190
Local Government (OES Designation) 10,590 0.20 $29.80 $61,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,250 0.16 $26.28 $54,670

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 10,920 2.24 $37.11 $77,190
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 3,260 2.06 $35.92 $74,720
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 33,570 1.69 $38.90 $80,900
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 6,710 1.68 $33.77 $70,240
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,880 1.68 $29.26 $60,850

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 170 0.04 $44.29 $92,130
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 40 0.34 $41.99 $87,330
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 40 0.03 $41.80 $86,950
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 70 0.39 $41.11 $85,510
Other Pipeline Transportation 40 0.51 $41.05 $85,390


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 33,360 2.15 1.02 $34.46 $71,680
Texas 26,650 2.30 1.09 $32.29 $67,160
New York 15,540 1.73 0.82 $33.09 $68,830
Florida 14,570 1.84 0.87 $28.48 $59,240
Pennsylvania 13,800 2.42 1.14 $30.99 $64,450



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 2,470 3.65 1.73 $43.49 $90,460
Washington 10,630 3.56 1.69 $33.82 $70,340
Virginia 12,340 3.35 1.59 $36.29 $75,480
Alabama 5,840 3.10 1.47 $31.70 $65,930
Michigan 12,020 2.90 1.37 $32.90 $68,430



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 2,470 3.65 1.73 $43.49 $90,460
Maryland 6,370 2.45 1.16 $37.21 $77,400
New Jersey 8,120 2.08 0.98 $36.95 $76,850
Virginia 12,340 3.35 1.59 $36.29 $75,480
Alaska 670 2.06 0.97 $35.41 $73,650




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,770 1.82 0.86 $35.55 $73,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,990 3.07 1.45 $35.55 $73,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,970 3.71 1.75 $41.90 $87,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,720 2.13 1.01 $33.98 $70,680
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 7,280 4.74 2.24 $35.88 $74,630
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,560 1.56 0.74 $31.40 $65,310
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,320 2.28 1.08 $32.31 $67,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,140 2.07 0.98 $30.54 $63,520
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 4,220 2.77 1.31 $32.23 $67,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,170 2.22 1.05 $31.29 $65,080