Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
288,430 0.6 % $31.12 $64,730 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.88 $22.45 $29.32 $38.06 $47.08
Annual Wage (2) $37,180 $46,690 $60,980 $79,170 $97,930


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) 33,690 1.70 $38.44 $79,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises 17,560 0.80 $32.69 $67,990
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 11,570 2.36 $36.59 $76,110
Local Government (OES Designation) 9,930 0.19 $29.01 $60,340
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,680 0.17 $26.14 $54,370

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 11,570 2.36 $36.59 $76,110
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 3,140 1.99 $35.67 $74,190
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,890 1.75 $28.71 $59,710
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 6,700 1.73 $32.96 $68,560
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 33,690 1.70 $38.44 $79,950

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 180 0.04 $41.78 $86,890
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,250 0.65 $41.25 $85,810
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 70 0.40 $40.43 $84,100
Software Publishers 760 0.25 $39.03 $81,180
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 580 0.36 $38.68 $80,450


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 32,640 2.16 1.01 $33.76 $70,220
Texas 25,380 2.26 1.06 $31.55 $65,630
New York 16,240 1.84 0.86 $31.74 $66,020
Pennsylvania 14,460 2.56 1.20 $30.73 $63,910
Florida 13,500 1.76 0.83 $27.80 $57,830



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 2,590 3.83 1.80 $42.25 $87,880
Washington 9,980 3.44 1.61 $33.40 $69,470
Virginia 12,040 3.30 1.55 $35.70 $74,260
Alabama 5,720 3.08 1.44 $31.10 $64,690
Michigan 12,260 3.01 1.41 $31.26 $65,030



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 2,590 3.83 1.80 $42.25 $87,880
Maryland 6,300 2.46 1.15 $36.24 $75,370
New Jersey 7,710 1.99 0.93 $36.07 $75,020
Virginia 12,040 3.30 1.55 $35.70 $74,260
Alaska 710 2.17 1.02 $34.31 $71,370




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 10,000 1.86 0.87 $33.63 $69,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,990 2.21 1.04 $33.07 $68,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,550 3.60 1.68 $41.52 $86,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,420 2.96 1.39 $34.32 $71,390
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 6,820 4.57 2.14 $35.25 $73,320
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,650 1.51 0.71 $30.69 $63,830
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 5,620 3.02 1.41 $34.29 $71,330
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,100 2.28 1.07 $32.07 $66,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,720 1.98 0.93 $30.47 $63,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,140 2.27 1.06 $31.34 $65,180