Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products (13-1021)

Occupation description:  Purchase farm products either for further processing or resale. Includes tree farm contractors, grain brokers and market operators, grain buyers, and tobacco buyers.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 12,90013,500 4.660 270330

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 30.7315.5420.83 28.0937.1449.23

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
248 33.343.8 25.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation6
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation3
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 38
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 9.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training