Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
9k
Average Age
43.2
Average Salary
$61,410
Average Male Salary
$66,322
Average Female Salary
$49,669

About

Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products are most often employed by the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers industry. The average yearly wage for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products was $61,410 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products by wage are Conservation scientists & foresters, Web and digital interface designers, and Editors.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products are Dodge City, Garden City & Liberal City PUMA, KS, Southwest Nebraska PUMA, NE, and South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products are Southwest Nebraska PUMA, NE, Dodge City, Garden City & Liberal City PUMA, KS, and South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products and on wages and locations for those in the field. Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers is the industry that employs the most Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, by average wage, is Animal slaughtering & processing. Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products are paid most in Dodge City, Garden City & Liberal City PUMA, KS but are relatively concentrated in Southwest Nebraska PUMA, NE.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$61,410
AVERAGE SALARY
± $13,542

In 2020, Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products earned an average of $61,410, $5,456 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Editors make somewhat more than Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products while Conservation scientists & foresters make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.399
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.399, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, by average wage, are Animal slaughtering & processing, Animal food, grain & oilseed milling, and National security & international affairs.

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Industries by Share

9k
2020 Workforce
± 2,329
3.32%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 35.7%

The number of people employed as Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products has been growing at a rate of 3.32%, from 8,711 people in 2019 to 9,000 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products employed by various industries. Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers employs the largest share of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products at  32.6%, followed by Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers with 31.4% and Animal production & aquaculture with 2.67%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products in the US. The average age of male Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products in the workforce is 43.7 and of female Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products is 42, and the most common race/ethnicity for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

6.35k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 1,956
2.66k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,265

70.5% of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

69.8% of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.65% of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products.

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Age by Sex

43.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 4.84
42
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 6.42

The median age of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products is 43.2, and Male employees are generally 1.72 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products is Business but a relatively high number of Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products hold a major in Agriculture.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products need many skills, but most especially Speaking, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Negotiation.

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