Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products

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Total Workforce

261k

Average Age

45.9

Estimated Job Growth

-5.59%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$61,277

Average Male Salary

$67,892

Average Female Salary

$55,388

About

Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products are most often employed by the Hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products was $61,277 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products by wage are Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, and Writers & authors.

Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & 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 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products are Hancock & Putnam Counties PUMA, OH, Oakland County (Southwest) PUMA, MI, and Elkhart & Goshen Cities PUMA, IN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products are Hancock & Putnam Counties PUMA, OH, St. Charles, Batavia (Central) & Geneva (Central) Townships PUMA, IL, and Oakland County (Southwest) PUMA, MI.

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. 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 Electronic shopping. 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 Hancock & Putnam Counties PUMA, OH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$61,277

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,277

In 2017, Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products earned an average of $61,277, $9,212 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Stationary engineers & boiler operators make somewhat more than Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products while Writers & authors 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

0.301

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.301, 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 Hospitals, Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, and Construction.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products, by average wage, are Electronic shopping, Services incidental to transportation, and Real estate.

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Industries by Share

261k

2017 Workforce

± 12,543

-6.42%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 7.13%

The number of people employed as Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products has been declining at a rate of -6.42%, from 279,424 people in 2016 to 261,489 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products employed by various industries. Hospitals employs the largest share of Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products at  5.56%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 4.73% and Construction with 3.8%.

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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 45.3 and of female Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products is 46.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products is White.

Gender Composition

123k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 8,612

138k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 9,128

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

  2. Black

  3. Asian

81.9% of Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.42% of Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products, Black 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

45.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.965

46.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.806

The median age of Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products is 45.9, and Male employees are generally 1.17 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, Speaking, and Active Listening. 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products are expected to see a growth of -5.59% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-5.59%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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