Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products

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2019 Workforce
202k
Average Age
43.1
Average Salary
$45,837
Average Male Salary
$50,677
Average Female Salary
$41,985

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 $45,837 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products by wage are Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, and Welding, soldering, & brazing workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products are George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA, Chelsea, Clinton & Midtown Business District PUMA, NY, and Benton County PUMA, AR. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products are George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA, Arlington City (West)South of I-30 & East of Loop I-820 PUMA, TX, and Glendora, Claremont, San Dimas & La Verne Cities PUMA, CA.

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 Metals & minerals (except petroleum) merchant wholesalers. Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products are paid most in North Hempstead Town (North) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$45,837
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,732

In 2019, Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products earned an average of $45,837, $9,687 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Eligibility interviewers, government programs 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

0.417
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.417, 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 Metals & minerals (except petroleum) merchant wholesalers, Health & personal care, except drug, stores , and Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers.

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Industries by Share

202k
2019 Workforce
± 11,038
0.741%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.67%

The number of people employed as Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products has been growing at a rate of 0.741%, from 200,905 people in 2018 to 202,394 people in 2019.

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  8.4%, followed by Clothing stores with 7.31% and Building material & supplies dealers with 6.92%.

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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 42.4 and of female Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products is 43.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

89.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,350
113k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 8,239

55.7% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

69.9% of Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.84% 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 Gender

42.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.16
43.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.06

The median age of Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products is 43.1, and Male employees are generally 1.09 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 Visual & Performing Arts.

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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