$48,578
Avg. Salary
$17.16
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,472

Profit Sharing

$2,250

Commission

$6,000

The average pay for a Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products is $17.16 per hour.

The average pay for a Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products is $48,578 per year.

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MEDIAN $48,578
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MEDIAN: $48,578
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$12.99 - $23.29
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$0$76K
Salary $33,816 - $76,301
Bonus $475 - $6,809
Profit Sharing $255 - $9,333
Commission $6,000
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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$30,840 - $70,878
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 220
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $12.99 - $23.29
Overtime $18.41 - $32.43
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $475 - $6,809
Commission $6,000
Profit Sharing $255 - $9,333
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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$30,840 - $70,878
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 122

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

Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Job Listings

Popular Skills for Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products


Farm Products Purchasing Agents report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Negotiation, Purchasing, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Oral / Verbal Communication. Those educated in Negotiation tend to be well versed 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.

Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products?

Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products in Denver:
"All the establish standards and companies policy and procedu."
First and foremost, develop a relationship with your customers internally and externally. Relationships will determine if you are successful or not.

Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products in Apex:
Pros: Work enviroment.
Cons: The pay.

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Key Stats for Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Salaries

▲26%

▲25%

National Average
$45,000

▼1%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲3%

▼0%

National Average
$45,000

Purchasing
▼2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 25%