Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Salary

Farm Products Purchasing Agents in the United States can expect wages of $48K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Farm Products Purchasing Agents varies from around $31K to approximately $70K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7K and $11K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — between a fifth and a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Most Farm Products Purchasing Agents report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Farm Products Purchasing Agents (60 percent) who took the survey are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,665 - $71,734
$34K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,866
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50%
90%

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$12.86 - $21.68
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.14
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$0$71K
Salary $33,665 - $71,734
Bonus $150.00 - $6,500
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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$30,817 - $70,136
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 107
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $12.86 - $21.68
Overtime $18.25 - $27.95
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $150.00 - $6,500
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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$30,817 - $70,136
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 55

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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.

Common Career Paths for Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products


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Farm Products Purchasing Agents who advance into the role of a Purchasing Manager are fairly uncommon. Purchasing Managers on average earn $61K per year.

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Popular Skills for Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products


Professional skills reported by Farm Products Purchasing Agents are few in number. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Negotiation, Purchasing, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Oral / Verbal Communication. Those proficient in Negotiation are, more often than not, also skilled in 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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Q: What is it like working as a Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products?

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Pros: Work enviroment.
Cons: The pay.

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Key Stats for Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Salaries

▲28%

▲27%

▼0%

National Average
$44,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲5%

▲1%

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
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 22%
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