Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
194k
Average Age
42.9
Average Salary
$45,634
Average Male Salary
$50,766
Average Female Salary
$41,540

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 $45,634 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products by wage are Travel agents, Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping, and Fishing and hunting workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products are Benton County PUMA, AR, Chelsea, Clinton & Midtown Business District PUMA, NY, and Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products are Birmingham City (East) PUMA, AL, Diamond Bar, La Habra Heights (East) Cities & Rowland Heights PUMA, CA, and Albuquerque City (Southeast Heights) PUMA, NM.

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 Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Birmingham City (East) PUMA, AL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$45,634
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,669

In 2020, Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products earned an average of $45,634, $10,320 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Travel agents make somewhat more than Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products while Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping 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

0.44
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.44, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products, by average wage, are Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers, Household appliance stores, and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments.

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Industries by Share

194k
2020 Workforce
± 10,816
−1.92%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.99%

The number of people employed as Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products has been declining at a rate of −1.92%, from 198,152 people in 2019 to 194,353 people in 2020.

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  9.56%, followed by Clothing stores with 7.44% and General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters with 7.03%.

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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 42.5 and of female Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products is 43.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

86.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,208
108k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 8,070

55.6% of Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

70% of Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.35% of Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products, White (Hispanic) 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 Sex

42.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.22
43.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.07

The median age of Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products is 42.9, and Male employees are generally 0.6 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 Legal.

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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