Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products

risk level
Based on 36 votes
-7.0 %
by year 2032
or $32.51 per hour
as of 2022

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Buyers and Purchasing Agents.


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Automation risk

54% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Originality

User poll

51% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 54% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Buyers and Purchasing Agents' job openings is expected to decline 7.0% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Buyers and Purchasing Agents' was $67,620, or $32 per hour

'Buyers and Purchasing Agents' were paid 46.0% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 464,880 people employed as 'Buyers and Purchasing Agents' within the United States.

This represents around 0.31% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 318 people are employed as 'Buyers and Purchasing Agents'.

Job description

Purchase farm products either for further processing or resale. Includes tree farm contractors, grain brokers and market operators, grain buyers, and tobacco buyers. May negotiate contracts.

SOC Code: 13-1021.00


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Vishal (No chance) says
Machines cannot negotiate rates
Jul 03, 2022 at 04:57 PM
Paola (Moderate) says
Buyer has a lot of operative activities such as economics and prices comparisons and requisites reviews, those activities can be easily replaced by a software.
Nov 30, 2021 at 05:28 PM
Merchant (Low) says
Not likely, unless robots start to “feel”, this job needs human contact.
Jul 13, 2021 at 12:32 PM

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