Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products

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Total Workforce
280k
Average Age
45.7
Average Salary
$63,710
Average Male Salary
$69,706
Average Female Salary
$58,364

About

Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products was $63,710 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products by wage are Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Miscellaneous first-line supervisors, protective service workers, and Web developers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products are Roy, North Ogden, Ogden (Northwest) & West Haven Cities PUMA, UT, Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI, and St. Petersburg City (East) PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products are Roy, North Ogden, Ogden (Northwest) & West Haven Cities PUMA, UT, Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI, and St. Petersburg City (East) PUMA, FL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products, by average wage, is Glass & glass product manufacturing. Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products are paid most in Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo & Laguna Hills Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Roy, North Ogden, Ogden (Northwest) & West Haven Cities PUMA, UT.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$63,710
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,187

In 2018, Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products earned an average of $63,710, $9,822 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers make somewhat more than Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products while Web developers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.302
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.302, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & 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 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products, by number of employees, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, Construction, and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

280k
2018 Workforce
± 12,983
7.15%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.22%

The number of people employed as Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products has been growing at a rate of 7.15%, from 261,489 people in 2017 to 280,184 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products at  5.25%, followed by Construction with 4.79% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 4.73%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products in the US. The average age of male Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products in the workforce is 45.6 and of female Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products is 45.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

132k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 8,918
148k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 9,444

52.9% of Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

73.1% of Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.15% of Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products.

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Age by Gender

45.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.909
45.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.772

The median age of Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products is 45.7, and Male employees are generally 0.258 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Negotiation, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Negotiation.

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