Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Salary

The average Farm Products Purchasing Agent in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $48K annually. 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 $6K and $11K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Farm Products Purchasing Agents enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Just under one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,060 - $79,437
$33K
$48K
$79K
MEDIAN: $48,382
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$12.78 - $21.78
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.10
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$79K
Salary $33,060 - $79,437
Bonus $150.00 - $7,500
Profit Sharing $244.68 - $9,702
Commission $7,600
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).
)
$30,934 - $70,515
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 102
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $12.78 - $21.78
Overtime $17.88 - $28.26
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $150.00 - $7,500
Commission $7,600
Profit Sharing $244.68 - $9,702
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).
)
$30,934 - $70,515
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 50

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


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 Reviews

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

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

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Salaries

▲27%

▲25%

National Average
$44,000

▼1%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Farm Products Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲3%

▼0%

National Average
$44,000

Purchasing
▼1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 23%
ADVERTISEMENT