Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products

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Total Workforce

7.95k

Average Age

41.6

Estimated Job Growth

-5.84%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$61,487

Average Male Salary

$65,837

Average Female Salary

$50,940

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Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products are most often employed by the Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers industry. The average yearly wage for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products was $61,487 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products by wage are Transportation, storage, & distribution managers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, and Computer support specialists.

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The top 3 locations that employ the most Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products and on wages and locations for those in the field. Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers is the industry that employs the most Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, by average wage, is Animal slaughtering & processing. Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$61,487

AVERAGE SALARY

± $15,467

In 2017, Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products earned an average of $61,487, $9,422 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Transportation, storage, & distribution managers make somewhat more than Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products while Stationary engineers & boiler operators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.298

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.298, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, by number of employees, are Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers, Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers, and Animal production & aquaculture.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, by average wage, are Animal slaughtering & processing, Animal production & aquaculture, and Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers.

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Industries by Share

7.95k

2017 Workforce

± 2,189

-154%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 44.2%

The number of people employed as Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products has been declining at a rate of -154%, from 9,394 people in 2016 to 7,949 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products employed by various industries. Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers employs the largest share of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products at  32%, followed by Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers with 28.4% and Animal production & aquaculture with 5.36%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products in the US. The average age of male Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products in the workforce is 43.9 and of female Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products is 36.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products is White.

Gender Composition

5.63k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 1,842

2.32k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,183

70.8% of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products

  1. White

  2. Black

94.4% of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.62% of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products.

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Age by Gender

43.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 5.57

36.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 5.6

The median age of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products is 41.6, and Male employees are generally 7.79 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products is Business but a relatively high number of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products hold a major in Agriculture.

Majors

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MOST COMMON MAJORS

  1. false

MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products need many skills, but most especially Speaking, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Negotiation.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products are expected to see a growth of -5.84% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-5.84%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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