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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
72,100 0.8 % $61.73 $128,400 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $34.35 $44.50 $58.23 $73.51 $92.98
Annual Wage (2) $71,450 $92,560 $121,110 $152,890 $193,400


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 12,350 0.50 $70.65 $146,960
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,940 0.25 $64.85 $134,880
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,220 0.43 $65.26 $135,730
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,120 0.04 $50.96 $105,990
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 2,120 0.15 $60.27 $125,360

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,350 0.50 $70.65 $146,960
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,900 0.47 $66.17 $137,630
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,220 0.43 $65.26 $135,730
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 350 0.42 $61.53 $127,980
Tobacco Manufacturing 40 0.42 $61.71 $128,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 130 0.04 $77.40 $160,990
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 500 0.33 $76.54 $159,210
Legal Services 60 0.01 $76.23 $158,560
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 120 0.01 $75.88 $157,830
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 1,670 0.08 $74.50 $154,970


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 7,830 0.45 0.92 $68.44 $142,350
Texas 6,150 0.49 1.01 $66.19 $137,670
Illinois 4,380 0.73 1.48 $57.78 $120,170
New York 4,310 0.45 0.92 $76.23 $158,560
Florida 3,270 0.37 0.76 $54.00 $112,320




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 1,670 2.31 4.70 $68.14 $141,720
Connecticut 1,780 1.07 2.18 $61.67 $128,270
Massachusetts 3,020 0.83 1.70 $63.18 $131,410
New Hampshire 520 0.79 1.61 $62.36 $129,710
Illinois 4,380 0.73 1.48 $57.78 $120,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 2,010 0.49 1.00 $80.26 $166,940
New York 4,310 0.45 0.92 $76.23 $158,560
Colorado 910 0.34 0.69 $72.60 $151,000
California 7,830 0.45 0.92 $68.44 $142,350
District of Columbia 1,670 2.31 4.70 $68.14 $141,720





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,580 0.47 0.97 $82.48 $171,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,120 1.30 2.64 $69.14 $143,810
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,590 0.77 1.57 $58.23 $121,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,920 0.47 0.95 $68.67 $142,820
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,710 0.97 1.97 $64.98 $135,150
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,150 0.59 1.20 $65.40 $136,030
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,860 0.61 1.24 $75.09 $156,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,690 0.85 1.74 $61.40 $127,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,650 0.60 1.23 $62.35 $129,690
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,480 0.60 1.22 $74.46 $154,870




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)
Huntsville, AL 330 1.41 2.88 $56.70 $117,940
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 780 1.34 2.72 $57.11 $118,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,120 1.30 2.64 $69.14 $143,810
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 500 1.21 2.47 $73.56 $153,010
Cedar Rapids, IA 170 1.15 2.35 $60.46 $125,760
Portsmouth, NH-ME 110 1.11 2.25 $68.43 $142,340
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,710 0.97 1.97 $64.98 $135,150
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 430 0.96 1.95 $49.33 $102,610
Danbury, CT 70 0.94 1.91 $58.27 $121,200
Peoria, IL 160 0.94 1.91 (8) (8)