Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
PRINT:Print
OEWS OEWS Program Links

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
69,310 0.9 % $ 64.71 $ 134,590 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Purchasing Managers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 37.17 $ 47.46 $ 61.13 $ 78.19 $ 99.30
Annual Wage (2) $ 77,310 $ 98,720 $ 127,150 $ 162,630 $ 206,540


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 14,640 0.58 $ 73.67 $ 153,230
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 5,280 0.25 $ 68.64 $ 142,760
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,220 0.28 $ 79.30 $ 164,940
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,120 0.45 $ 69.15 $ 143,830
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 1,900 0.14 $ 65.47 $ 136,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Purchasing Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 14,640 0.58 $ 73.67 $ 153,230
Household Appliance Manufacturing 340 0.53 $ 61.72 $ 128,390
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,120 0.45 $ 69.15 $ 143,830
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,660 0.42 $ 69.63 $ 144,830
Tobacco Manufacturing 40 0.41 $ 57.70 $ 120,020

Top paying industries for Purchasing Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 200 0.19 $ 95.70 $ 199,050
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 210 0.05 $ 88.42 $ 183,920
Natural Gas Distribution 70 0.07 $ 84.63 $ 176,030
Waste Treatment and Disposal 80 0.08 $ 84.36 $ 175,460
Legal Services 30 (7) $ 83.99 $ 174,700


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.



Map of employment of purchasing managers by state, May 2021


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 7,540 0.46 0.93 $ 69.90 $ 145,390
Texas 5,590 0.46 0.93 $ 64.39 $ 133,930
New York 3,940 0.46 0.92 $ 75.64 $ 157,330
Illinois 3,670 0.65 1.33 $ 63.92 $ 132,960
Massachusetts 3,050 0.90 1.83 $ 71.24 $ 148,170


Map of location quotient of purchasing managers by state, May 2021


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 1,660 2.51 5.09 $ 72.55 $ 150,900
Connecticut 1,690 1.07 2.18 $ 64.33 $ 133,810
Massachusetts 3,050 0.90 1.83 $ 71.24 $ 148,170
Arkansas 900 0.75 1.53 $ 56.97 $ 118,490
New Hampshire 470 0.74 1.50 $ 68.00 $ 141,430


Map of annual mean wages of purchasing managers by state, May 2021


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 2,490 0.65 1.31 $ 84.47 $ 175,700
Colorado 930 0.36 0.72 $ 78.89 $ 164,090
New York 3,940 0.46 0.92 $ 75.64 $ 157,330
District of Columbia 1,660 2.51 5.09 $ 72.55 $ 150,900
Massachusetts 3,050 0.90 1.83 $ 71.24 $ 148,170



Map of employment of purchasing managers by area, May 2021


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 4,560 0.53 1.07 $ 84.02 $ 174,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,200 1.43 2.91 $ 73.09 $ 152,040
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,820 0.67 1.35 $ 65.04 $ 135,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,810 0.49 1.00 $ 67.44 $ 140,280
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,770 1.07 2.18 $ 73.16 $ 152,170
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,040 0.57 1.16 $ 65.60 $ 136,440
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,670 0.58 1.17 $ 69.10 $ 143,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,610 0.62 1.27 $ 62.09 $ 129,140
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,460 0.76 1.55 $ 73.52 $ 152,920
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,420 0.53 1.09 $ 73.35 $ 152,570


Map of location quotient of purchasing managers by area, May 2021


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)
Midland, MI 70 1.95 3.97 $ 69.98 $ 145,550
Huntsville, AL 380 1.65 3.36 $ 61.36 $ 127,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,200 1.43 2.91 $ 73.09 $ 152,040
Danbury, CT 90 1.27 2.59 $ 53.47 $ 111,220
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 440 1.16 2.37 $ 73.43 $ 152,740
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 610 1.11 2.26 $ 63.24 $ 131,540
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 190 1.09 2.21 $ 60.36 $ 125,550
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 450 1.08 2.20 $ 49.81 $ 103,600
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,770 1.07 2.18 $ 73.16 $ 152,170
Peoria, IL 170 1.05 2.14 $ 65.09 $ 135,380


Map of annual mean wages of purchasing managers by area, May 2021


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)
Trenton, NJ 180 0.78 1.58 $ 87.03 $ 181,030
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 980 0.92 1.87 $ 85.10 $ 177,010
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,560 0.53 1.07 $ 84.02 $ 174,760
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 660 0.45 0.92 $ 80.84 $ 168,140
Fort Collins, CO 60 0.40 0.81 $ 78.42 $ 163,120
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,310 0.58 1.19 $ 77.86 $ 161,960
Morgantown, WV 30 0.49 0.99 $ 75.81 $ 157,690
Boulder, CO 80 0.44 0.90 $ 74.28 $ 154,500
Portsmouth, NH-ME 60 0.70 1.42 $ 73.99 $ 153,900
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,460 0.76 1.55 $ 73.52 $ 152,920

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.47 0.96 $ 51.42 $ 106,960
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 110 0.36 0.74 $ 56.37 $ 117,250
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.30 0.62 $ 57.30 $ 119,170
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.44 0.89 $ 53.58 $ 111,450
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.47 0.95 $ 54.74 $ 113,860

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)
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 40 1.13 2.30 (8) (8)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 1.48 $ 64.30 $ 133,740
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.67 1.37 $ 46.01 $ 95,690
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 1.15 $ 40.10 $ 83,400
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 0.52 1.05 $ 55.45 $ 115,340

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 0.27 0.55 $ 69.06 $ 143,640
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 1.48 $ 64.30 $ 133,740
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 0.66 $ 62.74 $ 130,500
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.40 0.80 $ 58.48 $ 121,640
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 0.71 $ 57.54 $ 119,690


About May 2021 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022