Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
297,600 0.5 % $32.41 $67,420 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.56 $23.39 $30.43 $39.59 $48.93
Annual Wage (2) $38,600 $48,650 $63,300 $82,340 $101,770


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) 34,650 1.71 $39.59 $82,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises 19,300 0.84 $34.55 $71,860
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 11,300 2.30 $37.88 $78,790
Local Government (OES Designation) 10,750 0.20 $30.50 $63,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,310 0.15 $26.33 $54,760

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 11,300 2.30 $37.88 $78,790
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 3,300 1.96 $36.86 $76,660
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 34,650 1.71 $39.59 $82,340
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,930 1.71 $29.74 $61,860
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 6,280 1.61 $34.90 $72,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation 30 0.42 $43.02 $89,490
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,690 0.93 $41.07 $85,430
Natural Gas Distribution 430 0.38 $39.84 $82,860
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 60 0.33 $39.75 $82,670
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 34,650 1.71 $39.59 $82,340


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 33,720 2.11 1.00 $35.46 $73,760
Texas 27,360 2.33 1.10 $33.08 $68,800
Florida 15,820 1.92 0.91 $28.81 $59,930
New York 14,740 1.62 0.76 $33.28 $69,220
Pennsylvania 13,500 2.35 1.11 $31.24 $64,990




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)
Washington 11,780 3.84 1.81 $34.19 $71,120
District of Columbia 2,630 3.74 1.76 $45.45 $94,540
Virginia 12,520 3.33 1.57 $36.76 $76,460
Alabama 6,240 3.26 1.54 $31.56 $65,640
Michigan 11,710 2.78 1.31 $33.44 $69,550




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 2,630 3.74 1.76 $45.45 $94,540
New Jersey 8,540 2.16 1.02 $37.92 $78,870
Maryland 6,850 2.59 1.22 $37.70 $78,420
Virginia 12,520 3.33 1.57 $36.76 $76,460
Massachusetts 6,060 1.75 0.83 $35.55 $73,940





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 11,380 1.73 0.81 $36.03 $74,950
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,150 3.12 1.47 $35.93 $74,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,070 3.64 1.72 $42.85 $89,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,550 2.03 0.96 $34.76 $72,300
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 8,140 5.12 2.42 $36.28 $75,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,830 2.40 1.13 $33.86 $70,430
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,570 1.53 0.72 $31.91 $66,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,150 2.02 0.95 $31.47 $65,460
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,800 2.51 1.18 $31.89 $66,340
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 4,460 3.70 1.74 $38.06 $79,170