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Earnings

As with other brokers, some grain merchants work on a commission basis and others work for a straight salary. Earnings vary depending on the size of the employer, the experience of the employee, and the specific job responsibilities. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the mean salary for purchasing agents and buyers of grain and oilseed milling products was $58,940 in May 2015. The lowest paid 10 percent of purchasing agents and buyers of all farm products earned less than $31,220 and the highest paid 10 percent earned more than $101,180 a year.

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