Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
70,430 0.8 % $58.56 $121,810 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $32.04 $41.67 $55.65 $70.57 $87.87
Annual Wage (2) $66,630 $86,670 $115,760 $146,780 $182,780


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 12,100 0.52 $66.90 $139,150
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,910 0.24 $63.31 $131,690
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 2,440 0.18 $55.21 $114,830
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,130 0.45 $64.89 $134,970
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,820 0.45 $63.08 $131,210

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 12,100 0.52 $66.90 $139,150
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,130 0.45 $64.89 $134,970
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,820 0.45 $63.08 $131,210
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 150 0.44 $52.47 $109,130
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 70 0.41 $59.39 $123,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 190 0.14 $76.02 $158,110
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 170 0.03 $74.10 $154,120
Legal Services 30 (7) $70.35 $146,340
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 150 0.05 $70.27 $146,160
Other Information Services 120 0.04 $69.96 $145,510


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 8,070 0.48 0.98 $63.23 $131,520
Texas 5,210 0.44 0.89 $64.33 $133,820
Illinois 4,220 0.71 1.44 $53.55 $111,380
New York 3,820 0.41 0.84 $67.91 $141,240
Massachusetts 2,890 0.82 1.66 $59.77 $124,330




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 1,650 2.33 4.71 $66.01 $137,290
Connecticut 1,400 0.85 1.72 $60.92 $126,720
Massachusetts 2,890 0.82 1.66 $59.77 $124,330
Minnesota 2,050 0.72 1.46 $55.92 $116,310
Illinois 4,220 0.71 1.44 $53.55 $111,380




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 1,850 0.46 0.94 $77.47 $161,130
Missouri 990 0.35 0.72 $68.97 $143,470
New York 3,820 0.41 0.84 $67.91 $141,240
South Dakota 50 0.11 0.23 $66.22 $137,740
Colorado 720 0.28 0.57 $66.20 $137,690



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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 3,460 1.37 2.78 $66.82 $138,990
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,960 0.44 0.90 $75.50 $157,030
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,470 0.67 1.37 $53.61 $111,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,190 0.49 1.00 $63.86 $132,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,620 0.65 1.32 $62.38 $129,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,600 0.83 1.67 $57.76 $120,140
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,600 0.87 1.76 $63.31 $131,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,540 0.53 1.07 $71.33 $148,380
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,430 0.87 1.76 $65.25 $135,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,400 0.53 1.08 $60.39 $125,620


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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 1.89 3.82 $66.26 $137,830
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 290 1.70 3.44 $66.69 $138,720
Huntsville, AL 370 1.64 3.33 $58.04 $120,720
Peoria, IL 250 1.49 3.02 $72.26 $150,290
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 220 1.42 2.87 $59.87 $124,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,460 1.37 2.78 $66.82 $138,990
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 160 1.22 2.47 $59.63 $124,020
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 490 1.19 2.41 $52.10 $108,370
Monroe, MI 40 1.15 2.33 $60.60 $126,040
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division 60 1.07 2.17 $59.17 $123,070


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 560 0.48 0.97 $84.43 $175,620
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 210 0.88 1.79 $81.24 $168,990
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,960 0.44 0.90 $75.50 $157,030
Trenton, NJ 90 0.38 0.78 $75.31 $156,640
El Paso, TX 40 0.13 0.27 $75.28 $156,590
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 720 0.65 1.31 $74.06 $154,050
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 60 0.98 1.98 $73.02 $151,870
Peoria, IL 250 1.49 3.02 $72.26 $150,290
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 940 0.86 1.75 $71.57 $148,870
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,540 0.53 1.07 $71.33 $148,380

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.78 1.57 $51.72 $107,590
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.65 1.32 $44.18 $91,890
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 120 0.36 0.73 $43.61 $90,700
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 120 0.43 0.87 $45.30 $94,230
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.53 1.07 $43.94 $91,400

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 2.01 4.06 $59.39 $123,530
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.78 1.57 $51.72 $107,590
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.65 1.32 $44.18 $91,890
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 1.19 $37.50 $78,000
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.58 1.17 $59.45 $123,660

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 0.37 $62.36 $129,710
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 0.62 $61.29 $127,480
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.58 1.17 $59.45 $123,660
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 2.01 4.06 $59.39 $123,530
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 0.50 $59.06 $122,850


About May 2017 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.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018