Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products

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Total Workforce

190k

Average Age

42.4

Estimated Job Growth

-2.43%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$43,377

Average Male Salary

$49,956

Average Female Salary

$38,107

About

Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products are most often employed by the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers industry. The average yearly wage for Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products was $43,377 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products by wage are Payroll & timekeeping clerks, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, and Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping.

Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products are part of the Business & financial operations occupations, along with Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products, Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products, Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators, Compliance officers, Cost estimators, Human resources workers, Logisticians, Management analysts, Meeting, convention, & event planners, Fundraisers, Compensation, benefits, & job analysis specialists, Training & development specialists, Market research analysts & marketing specialists, Business operations specialists, all other, Accountants & auditors, Appraisers & assessors of real estate, Budget analysts, Credit analysts, Financial analysts, Personal financial advisors, Insurance underwriters, Financial examiners, Credit counselors & loan officers, Tax examiners & collectors, & revenue agents, Tax preparers, and Other financial specialists

The top 3 locations that employ the most Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products are Chelsea, Clinton & Midtown Business District PUMA, NY, Minneapolis City (Southwest) PUMA, MN, and Burlington City PUMA, NC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products are Cuyahoga Falls (Southeast), Stow & Tallmadge Cities PUMA, OH, Burlington City PUMA, NC, and Chelsea, Clinton & Midtown Business District PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products and on wages and locations for those in the field. Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers is the industry that employs the most Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products, by average wage, is Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers. Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products are paid most in North Hempstead Town (North) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Cuyahoga Falls (Southeast), Stow & Tallmadge Cities PUMA, OH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$43,377

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,644

In 2017, Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products earned an average of $43,377, $8,688 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Payroll & timekeeping clerks make somewhat more than Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products while Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.46

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.46, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Wholesale & retail buyers, except 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 Wholesale & retail buyers, except 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 Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products, by number of employees, are Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers, Department stores & discount stores, and Building material & supplies dealers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products, by average wage, are Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers, Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers, and Recyclable material merchant wholesalers.

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Industries by Share

190k

2017 Workforce

± 10,685

-4.62%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 8.26%

The number of people employed as Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products has been declining at a rate of -4.62%, from 198,834 people in 2016 to 189,647 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products employed by various industries. Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers employs the largest share of Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products at  9.88%, followed by Department stores & discount stores with 9.04% and Building material & supplies dealers with 6.88%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products in the US. The average age of male Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products in the workforce is 42.2 and of female Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products is 42.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products is White.

Gender Composition

84.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 7,129

105k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 7,964

55.5% of Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

79.8% of Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.89% of Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products.

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Age by Gender

42.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.24

42.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.07

The median age of Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products is 42.4, and Male employees are generally 0.407 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products is Business but a relatively high number of Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products hold a major in Human Sciences.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products need many skills, but most especially Negotiation, Critical Thinking, and Persuasion. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Wholesale & retail buyers, except 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 Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products are expected to see a growth of -2.43% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-2.43%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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