Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products

4.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
78%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-5.4%
by 2030
WAGES
$66,690
or $32.06 hourly
VOLUME
419,920
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 78% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Negotiation
Persuasion
Social Perceptiveness
Originality
Key
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products' job openings is expected to decline by -5.4% by 2030
'Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products' was $66,690, or $32.06 hourly
'Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products' are paid 59.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 419,920 people employed as Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products.
This represents around 0.30% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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