Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Salary (United States)

Farm Products Buyers in the United States pull down an average of $41,213 per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $28,771 to $62,011 per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing—peaking near $5,137 and $6,219, respectively—total cash payment can bottom out near $32,069 or peak near $70,097. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and about half earn vision coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Farm Products Buyers (54 percent). Most Farm Products Buyers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Salary (?
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$32,069 - $70,097
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MEDIAN: $45,216
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$12.06 - $21.29
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,069 - $70,097  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,137  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $6,219  
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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$28,771 - $62,011  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 322
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.06 - $21.29  
   
Overtime
$15.67 - $30.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $6,219  
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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$28,771 - $62,011  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 196
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Job Description for Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products

  • 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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Additional career progression often leads to a hefty increase in pay for Farm Products Buyers. At the upper end, those who move into a Purchasing Manager role can bring in an extra $18,787 per year.

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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 Buyers, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Salary growth is weak for Farm Products Buyers during their first decade in the field; typical pay starts at $39K and turns to only $42K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $46K. Farm Products Buyers experience only minor salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $55K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 20 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 10 percent. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Portland
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National Average
$41,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Farm Products Buyers, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 25 percent above the national average. Farm Products Buyers will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+15 percent).

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Experience Affects Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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$41,000
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Skills That Affect Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Salaries

Negotiation
0%
National Average
$41,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
46%
female alumni
 
Male
54%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 20%
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