Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
69,490 0.8 % $60.40 $125,630 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $33.59 $43.49 $57.18 $72.10 $89.93
Annual Wage (2) $69,860 $90,460 $118,940 $149,960 $187,060


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 11,860 0.50 $68.68 $142,860
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,640 0.23 $64.80 $134,790
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 2,240 0.16 $60.36 $125,560
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,110 0.43 $64.32 $133,780
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,950 0.04 $49.90 $103,800

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 11,860 0.50 $68.68 $142,860
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,800 0.44 $65.22 $135,660
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,110 0.43 $64.32 $133,780
Tobacco Manufacturing 50 0.43 $58.58 $121,840
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 330 0.39 $60.40 $125,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 250 0.17 $75.01 $156,030
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 170 0.03 $74.23 $154,390
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 490 0.32 $72.36 $150,500
Legal Services 50 (7) $71.29 $148,280
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 370 0.02 $71.16 $148,020


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 7,870 0.46 0.96 $67.98 $141,400
Texas 5,390 0.44 0.93 $63.95 $133,010
Illinois 4,400 0.73 1.53 $55.15 $114,710
New York 4,020 0.43 0.89 $70.90 $147,470
Florida 2,960 0.34 0.72 $54.25 $112,840




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 1,490 2.09 4.35 $67.86 $141,150
Connecticut 1,680 1.01 2.10 $59.94 $124,680
Massachusetts 2,810 0.79 1.64 $62.17 $129,320
Virginia 2,830 0.74 1.54 $65.19 $135,600
Minnesota 2,140 0.74 1.55 $57.29 $119,160




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 1,870 0.46 0.96 $79.28 $164,910
New York 4,020 0.43 0.89 $70.90 $147,470
Colorado 800 0.31 0.64 $69.27 $144,090
California 7,870 0.46 0.96 $67.98 $141,400
District of Columbia 1,490 2.09 4.35 $67.86 $141,150





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 4,160 0.44 0.91 $78.32 $162,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,960 1.26 2.63 $68.84 $143,190
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,550 0.77 1.59 $55.57 $115,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,990 0.49 1.02 $68.26 $141,970
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,500 0.91 1.89 $64.19 $133,520
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,090 0.59 1.22 $64.33 $133,800
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,700 0.87 1.80 $59.13 $122,990
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,580 0.53 1.10 $68.71 $142,910
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,430 0.59 1.23 $72.05 $149,870
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,420 0.72 1.49 $66.49 $138,290




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 90 1.84 3.83 $66.50 $138,310
Huntsville, AL 330 1.48 3.07 $57.63 $119,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,960 1.26 2.63 $68.84 $143,190
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 710 1.21 2.53 $56.38 $117,270
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 500 1.20 2.50 $68.60 $142,680
Cedar Rapids, IA 160 1.10 2.30 $57.68 $119,970
Monroe, MI 40 0.98 2.05 $65.07 $135,340
Midland, MI 30 0.97 2.03 (8) (8)
Portsmouth, NH-ME 90 0.94 1.96 $68.92 $143,350
Danbury, CT 70 0.93 1.94 $63.24 $131,550