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Occupational Employment Statistics


13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents

Purchase goods or services for further processing, resale, or to enable operation of an establishment. May analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of goods or services. May select, order, and authorize payment according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes wholesale and retail buyers and purchasing agents for farm products, equipment, and raw materials.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 46029$28.45/hr$18.72/hr$22.18/hr$27.31/hr$33.68/hr$40.26/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining10$31.43/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities2,620$29.36/hr
Financial Activities310$41.19/hr
Professional and Business Services2,500$38.30/hr
Education and Health Services610$29.87/hr
Leisure and Hospitality100$27.88/hr
Other Services100$29.25/hr
Public Administration460$35.70/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2018-2028
Northeast Balance of State 80$26.53/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 100$32.21/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 130$27.04/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 160$25.95/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 220$24.83/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 260$29.40/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 310$28.51/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 330$32.71/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 360$26.25/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 360$31.58/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 380$31.23/hr-11.3%
Northwest Balance of State 420$27.16/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 430$28.51/hr-6.8%
Northwest Minnesota 460$27.31/hr-1.3%
Southeast Minnesota 540$28.52/hr-3.5%
Central Minnesota 770$29.21/hr-3.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 7,330$33.89/hr-5.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 7,730$33.60/hrN/A
Minnesota 9,840$32.49/hr-5.4%