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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
Southwest Minnesota 44027$32.79/hr$21.26/hr$24.65/hr$30.19/hr$37.55/hr$47.47/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining40$46.06/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities2,670$33.41/hr
Financial Activities140$47.13/hr
Professional and Business Services2,810$40.46/hr
Education and Health Services700$30.06/hr
Leisure and Hospitality70$28.89/hr
Other Services50$31.60/hr
Public Administration420$36.84/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 70$31.26/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 110$31.94/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 160$29.78/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 170$30.84/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 250$31.96/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 260$29.69/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 260$29.78/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 320$30.92/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 330$31.20/hr-9.3%
Southeast Balance of State 400$30.70/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 420$30.37/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 440$30.19/hr-6.5%
Northwest Balance of State 440$28.85/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 490$28.85/hr-6.2%
Southeast Minnesota 580$31.69/hr-9.0%
Central Minnesota 600$31.21/hr-6.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 7,110$37.95/hr-6.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 7,520$37.93/hrN/A
Minnesota 9,840$36.05/hr-6.5%