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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Purchasing Managers
Industry profile for Purchasing Managers
Geographic profile for Purchasing Managers

National estimates for Purchasing Managers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Purchasing Managers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
70,960 0.9 % $ 63.78 $ 132,660 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Purchasing Managers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 35.85 $ 46.35 $ 60.55 $ 76.04 $ 95.01
Annual Wage (2) $ 74,570 $ 96,400 $ 125,940 $ 158,160 $ 197,630


Industry profile for Purchasing Managers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Purchasing Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,010 0.50 $ 71.99 $ 149,730
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 5,090 0.24 $ 68.02 $ 141,490
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,600 0.50 $ 67.11 $ 139,590
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 2,130 0.16 $ 61.69 $ 128,310
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,110 0.04 $ 51.97 $ 108,100

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Purchasing Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,600 0.50 $ 67.11 $ 139,590
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,010 0.50 $ 71.99 $ 149,730
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 2,020 0.48 $ 68.64 $ 142,760
Oil and Gas Extraction 590 0.47 $ 73.30 $ 152,460
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 370 0.44 $ 62.57 $ 130,150

Top paying industries for Purchasing Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 110 0.03 $ 81.82 $ 170,180
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 450 0.35 $ 79.94 $ 166,280
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 90 0.01 $ 79.59 $ 165,540
Legal Services 70 0.01 $ 76.68 $ 159,500
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 2,030 0.09 $ 76.44 $ 159,000


Geographic profile for Purchasing Managers:

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





States with the highest employment level in Purchasing Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,470 0.45 0.89 $ 71.08 $ 147,850
Texas 6,480 0.54 1.05 $ 65.81 $ 136,890
New York 4,400 0.51 0.99 $ 76.27 $ 158,650
Illinois 3,990 0.71 1.39 $ 62.09 $ 129,140
Florida 2,990 0.35 0.69 $ 56.59 $ 117,710




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Purchasing Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,700 2.48 4.86 $ 71.47 $ 148,660
Connecticut 1,830 1.19 2.33 $ 63.53 $ 132,130
Massachusetts 2,780 0.83 1.63 $ 67.28 $ 139,930
New Hampshire 490 0.80 1.56 $ 64.01 $ 133,140
Oregon 1,360 0.75 1.48 $ 54.57 $ 113,500




Top paying states for Purchasing Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 2,260 0.60 1.17 $ 82.48 $ 171,550
New York 4,400 0.51 0.99 $ 76.27 $ 158,650
Colorado 950 0.37 0.72 $ 73.13 $ 152,100
District of Columbia 1,700 2.48 4.86 $ 71.47 $ 148,660
California 7,470 0.45 0.89 $ 71.08 $ 147,850





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Purchasing Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,900 0.55 1.09 $ 82.84 $ 172,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,200 1.39 2.73 $ 72.36 $ 150,520
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,230 0.74 1.45 $ 63.16 $ 131,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,740 0.47 0.92 $ 72.03 $ 149,820
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,530 0.97 1.90 $ 68.91 $ 143,340
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,310 0.64 1.26 $ 66.11 $ 137,500
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,050 0.69 1.35 $ 73.02 $ 151,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,610 0.61 1.20 $ 59.94 $ 124,680
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,570 0.85 1.66 $ 63.35 $ 131,760
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,450 0.74 1.45 $ 71.71 $ 149,160




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Purchasing Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Huntsville, AL 410 1.76 3.44 $ 60.08 $ 124,970
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 800 1.46 2.87 $ 58.26 $ 121,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,200 1.39 2.73 $ 72.36 $ 150,520
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 490 1.29 2.54 $ 79.36 $ 165,070
Danbury, CT 90 1.23 2.41 $ 51.91 $ 107,980
Cedar Rapids, IA 160 1.18 2.32 $ 62.25 $ 129,480
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 270 1.11 2.18 $ 87.13 $ 181,240
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 460 1.10 2.16 $ 48.46 $ 100,790
Portsmouth, NH-ME 90 1.02 1.99 $ 69.27 $ 144,090
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 170 1.00 1.95 $ 56.59 $ 117,710




Top paying metropolitan areas for Purchasing Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 270 1.11 2.18 $ 87.13 $ 181,240
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,900 0.55 1.09 $ 82.84 $ 172,300
Morgantown, WV 60 0.90 1.76 $ 80.65 $ 167,740
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 490 1.29 2.54 $ 79.36 $ 165,070
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 90 0.48 0.95 $ 77.64 $ 161,490
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,430 0.62 1.21 $ 77.07 $ 160,300
Syracuse, NY 160 0.57 1.12 $ 76.91 $ 159,970
Boulder, CO 80 0.44 0.86 $ 76.79 $ 159,720
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 910 0.82 1.61 $ 76.39 $ 158,900
Trenton, NJ 160 0.68 1.32 $ 74.92 $ 155,820

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Purchasing Managers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.28 0.54 $ 46.78 $ 97,290
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.41 0.80 $ 54.91 $ 114,220
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.64 1.25 $ 51.36 $ 106,820
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 90 0.30 0.59 $ 53.85 $ 112,000
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 0.73 $ 52.72 $ 109,660

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Purchasing Managers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.64 1.25 $ 51.36 $ 106,820
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.62 1.22 $ 65.26 $ 135,740
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 1.15 $ 53.03 $ 110,300
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 1.01 $ 57.35 $ 119,290
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 1.00 $ 40.07 $ 83,340

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Purchasing Managers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 0.55 $ 76.13 $ 158,360
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.62 1.22 $ 65.26 $ 135,740
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 0.66 $ 62.26 $ 129,500
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 0.74 $ 61.48 $ 127,870
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 0.82 $ 57.76 $ 120,130


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021