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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,740135$39.94/hr$24.18/hr$30.52/hr$38.46/hr$49.14/hr$62.01/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining20$40.74/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities2,210$29.71/hr
Financial Activities170$40.37/hr
Professional and Business Services2,860$39.66/hr
Education and Health Services730$30.69/hr
Leisure and Hospitality50$28.36/hr
Other Services80$24.18/hr
Public Administration400$38.43/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 70$30.45/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 100$32.65/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 160$30.41/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 160$30.51/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 200$31.12/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 250$31.15/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 250$26.12/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 260$31.14/hr-9.3%
Southwest Balance of State 260$30.33/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 340$31.29/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 430$30.41/hr-6.5%
Southeast Balance of State 440$30.72/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 520$28.99/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 570$29.44/hr-6.2%
Southeast Minnesota 570$31.04/hr-9.0%
Central Minnesota 580$30.58/hr-6.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,740$38.46/hr-6.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 7,080$38.46/hrN/A
Minnesota 9,310$32.51/hr-6.5%