Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products

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2019 Workforce
8.08k
Average Age
41
Average Salary
$52,985
Average Male Salary
$52,388
Average Female Salary
$55,993

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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 $52,985 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products by wage are Maintenance workers, machinery, Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers.

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

$52,985
AVERAGE SALARY
± $12,902

In 2019, Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products earned an average of $52,985, $2,538 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Maintenance workers, machinery make somewhat more than Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products while Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians 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

0.329
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.329, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 slaughtering & processing.

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Industries by Share

8.08k
2019 Workforce
± 2,207
-12.3%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 42.7%

The number of people employed as Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products has been declining at a rate of -12.3%, from 9,208 people in 2018 to 8,079 people in 2019.

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  29.3%, followed by Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers with 23.8% and Animal slaughtering & processing with 4.3%.

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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 39.9 and of female Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products is 46.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

6.74k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,016
1.34k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 898

83.4% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

67.3% of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.2% of Buyers & purchasing agents, 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 Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products.

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Age by Gender

39.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 4.87
46.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 8.14

The median age of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products is 41, and Male employees are generally 6.44 years younger 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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