Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

11-3061 Purchasing Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
69,400 0.8 % $51.06 $106,200 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $27.57 $35.94 $48.16 $62.39 $76.40
Annual Wage (2) $57,360 $74,750 $100,170 $129,760 $158,920


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11,420 0.57 $58.18 $121,020
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,940 0.24 $59.75 $124,270
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,300 0.47 $54.78 $113,940
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,000 0.04 $41.52 $86,360
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,850 0.46 $53.67 $111,630

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 70 0.59 $35.21 $73,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11,420 0.57 $58.18 $121,020
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,300 0.47 $54.78 $113,940
Hardware Manufacturing 100 0.47 $42.56 $88,530
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,850 0.46 $53.67 $111,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Department Stores 40 (7) $80.46 $167,360
Specialized Design Services 40 0.04 $71.45 $148,610
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 330 0.23 $69.17 $143,870
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil (8) (8) $66.84 $139,030
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 370 0.09 $66.36 $138,030


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,690 0.54 1.01 $55.93 $116,330
Texas 4,510 0.43 0.80 $54.33 $113,000
Illinois 4,130 0.73 1.37 $43.96 $91,450
New York 3,860 0.45 0.85 $62.05 $129,070
Virginia 2,830 0.79 1.47 $56.62 $117,760




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,560 2.38 4.47 $61.14 $127,180
Connecticut 1,600 0.99 1.86 $49.41 $102,760
Minnesota 2,480 0.94 1.77 $50.59 $105,220
Virginia 2,830 0.79 1.47 $56.62 $117,760
Illinois 4,130 0.73 1.37 $43.96 $91,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 3,860 0.45 0.85 $62.05 $129,070
New Jersey 2,320 0.61 1.15 $61.60 $128,130
District of Columbia 1,560 2.38 4.47 $61.14 $127,180
Colorado 610 0.27 0.52 $58.63 $121,950
Delaware 100 0.24 0.45 $57.16 $118,890





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,600 1.53 2.88 $61.22 $127,330
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,780 0.54 1.01 $69.50 $144,560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,520 0.69 1.30 $43.27 $90,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,220 0.57 1.08 $56.56 $117,640
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,050 1.17 2.20 $52.39 $108,970
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,540 0.58 1.10 $58.95 $122,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,480 0.66 1.23 $58.60 $121,890
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.92 1.72 $57.28 $119,140
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,260 0.74 1.38 $51.94 $108,030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.55 1.03 $51.70 $107,540




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Columbus, IN 110 2.46 4.62 $52.04 $108,250
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 110 1.90 3.56 $45.92 $95,520
Huntsville, AL 330 1.62 3.03 $53.15 $110,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,600 1.53 2.88 $61.22 $127,330
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 520 1.40 2.62 $47.88 $99,590
Peoria, IL 240 1.33 2.51 $58.51 $121,690
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 60 1.29 2.42 $53.03 $110,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,050 1.17 2.20 $52.39 $108,970
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 100 1.16 2.17 $44.22 $91,970
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 470 1.14 2.15 $53.85 $112,000