Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Salary

Farm Products Purchasing Agents in the United States can expect wages of $48K annually on average. Cash earnings for Farm Products Purchasing Agents — including $7K in bonuses and $11K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $31K to $71K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Some workers in this field — nearly one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$33,164 - $78,760
$33K
$48K
$79K
MEDIAN: $48,395
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50%
90%

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$12.86 - $22.87
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,164 - $78,760  
   
Bonus
$155.47 - $6,923  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $10,750  
Commission
$10,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,585 - $71,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.86 - $22.87  
   
Overtime
$19.55 - $33.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$155.47 - $6,923  
   
Commission
$10,500  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $10,750  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,585 - $71,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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Job Description for Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products

A purchasing agent is the person primarily responsible for purchasing the highest quality merchandise available at the lowest possible cost. A purchasing agent specific to farm products is one who does the aforementioned task within the farming and agriculture industry. This position may also be called a buyer, dealer, coordinator, or merchandiser. While this person may not actually work on a farm, it is recommended that they do have a bit of onsite experience to ensure complete knowledge and understanding of the farm products.

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Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Tasks

  • Communicate and negotiate with suppliers, vendors, and retail locations to ensure inventory is appropriate.
  • Build relationships with suppliers and vendors and understand the industry and available options.
  • Complete routine orders and quality control products and analyze metrics to assess if changes are needed.
  • Develop and optimize procurement and transportation of materials, equipment, and goods.

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Though it's uncommon, some Farm Products Purchasing Agents move into roles as Purchasing Managers, where pay is an average $61K per year.

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Popular Skills for Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products


Farm Products Purchasing Agents only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Negotiation, Purchasing, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication. For most people, competency in Negotiation indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products

Pay by Experience for a Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products has a positive trend. An entry-level Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 100 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 44 salaries. A Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 21 salaries.

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Key Stats for Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Salaries

▲29%

▲27%

▲1%

National Average
$44,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲5%

▲2%

Purchasing
▼0%

National Average
$44,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 26%