Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Salary

The average Farm Products Purchasing Agent in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $45K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $5K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Farm Products Purchasing Agents can bottom out near $29K or peak near $61K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Farm Products Purchasing Agents like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Farm Products Purchasing Agents (57 percent) who responded to the survey. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,022 - $69,077
(Median)
$32K
$45K
$69K
MEDIAN: $44,963
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90%

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$11.95 - $21.46
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,022 - $69,077  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,027  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $14,795  
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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$28,927 - $61,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 299
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $21.46  
   
Overtime
$16.36 - $32.15  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $14,795  
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).
)
$28,927 - $61,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 181

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products


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It's not very common for Farm Products Purchasing Agents to move on to become Purchasing Managers. Average pay for a Purchasing Manager is $60K annually.

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Farm Products Purchasing Agents who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Microsoft Excel, Purchasing, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Oral / Verbal Communication and Purchasing. Many workers who know Negotiation also know Purchasing.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Farm Products Purchasing Agents, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $40K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $42K. For Farm Products Purchasing Agents, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $46K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $54K.

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Experience Affects Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Salaries

Negotiation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Purchasing
up arrow 3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 20%