Purchasing Agents
(Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products)

4.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
48%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-7%
by 2031
WAGES
$63,470
or $30.51 hourly
VOLUME
439,020
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 48% (Start worrying)

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

The number of 'Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products' job openings is expected to decline by -7% by 2031
'Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and 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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

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

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products' was $63,470, or $30.51 hourly
'Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products' are paid 38.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products?

As of 2021 there were 439,020 people employed as Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products within the United States.
This represents around 0.31% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 320 people are employed as Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products.

Job description

Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semifinished materials for manufacturing. May negotiate contracts.

SOC Code: 13-1023.00

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