Purchasing Agents (Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products)
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Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.
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The number of 'Buyers and Purchasing Agents' job openings is expected to decline 7.0% by 2032
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due 09-2023.
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
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'.
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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