Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
71,750 0.9 % $56.60 $117,720 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $30.47 $39.85 $53.65 $68.67 $85.37
Annual Wage (2) $63,380 $82,880 $111,590 $142,820 $177,560


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 12,580 0.55 $63.99 $133,090
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,040 0.25 $61.67 $128,270
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,120 0.43 $62.04 $129,040
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,820 0.46 $60.01 $124,830
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,750 0.03 $45.84 $95,350

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 12,580 0.55 $63.99 $133,090
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,820 0.46 $60.01 $124,830
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,120 0.43 $62.04 $129,040
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 80 0.42 $52.63 $109,480
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 460 0.41 $55.45 $115,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 220 0.12 $76.42 $158,960
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 30 0.20 $71.26 $148,210
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 130 0.04 $70.89 $147,450
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 140 0.03 $70.84 $147,350
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 50 0.01 $69.88 $145,350


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 8,460 0.53 1.04 $59.03 $122,790
Texas 5,030 0.43 0.84 $63.53 $132,150
Illinois 4,210 0.71 1.39 $52.87 $109,980
New York 3,900 0.43 0.84 $65.29 $135,800
Massachusetts 2,800 0.81 1.58 $58.14 $120,940




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 1,700 2.43 4.75 $63.78 $132,670
Minnesota 2,350 0.84 1.64 $55.05 $114,500
Massachusetts 2,800 0.81 1.58 $58.14 $120,940
Connecticut 1,360 0.81 1.59 $61.88 $128,710
Illinois 4,210 0.71 1.39 $52.87 $109,980




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 2,030 0.51 1.01 $71.56 $148,850
Missouri 1,040 0.38 0.74 $66.85 $139,040
Delaware 130 0.30 0.60 $65.48 $136,190
New York 3,900 0.43 0.84 $65.29 $135,800
South Dakota 50 0.11 0.22 $64.35 $133,840





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 3,430 1.38 2.69 $65.33 $135,890
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,190 0.48 0.95 $71.27 $148,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,390 0.57 1.11 $57.55 $119,700
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,340 0.64 1.26 $54.15 $112,640
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,820 0.95 1.86 $57.02 $118,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,700 0.58 1.13 $73.36 $152,580
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,610 0.89 1.75 $61.40 $127,710
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.66 1.28 $58.35 $121,370
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,510 0.95 1.86 $65.81 $136,870
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,340 0.69 1.35 $49.13 $102,190




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)
California-Lexington Park, MD 80 1.87 3.65 $64.15 $133,430
Huntsville, AL 390 1.81 3.54 $57.55 $119,700
Peoria, IL 280 1.62 3.17 $69.04 $143,610
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 260 1.47 2.89 $65.97 $137,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,430 1.38 2.69 $65.33 $135,890
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 510 1.28 2.51 $51.40 $106,910
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 180 1.20 2.34 $59.38 $123,520
Cedar Rapids, IA 160 1.16 2.26 $53.74 $111,790
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 150 1.15 2.25 $38.62 $80,320
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 150 1.01 1.98 $51.46 $107,040