Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
72,600 0.9 % $54.87 $114,130 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $29.25 $38.40 $51.98 $66.87 $83.15
Annual Wage (2) $60,830 $79,860 $108,120 $139,080 $172,950


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 12,740 0.56 $61.81 $128,570
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,190 0.26 $60.91 $126,690
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,970 0.49 $56.76 $118,060
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,890 0.39 $59.70 $124,170
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,800 0.03 $44.38 $92,300

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 12,740 0.56 $61.81 $128,570
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 100 0.50 $51.33 $106,760
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,970 0.49 $56.76 $118,060
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 500 0.45 $52.30 $108,780
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 420 0.42 $54.13 $112,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 70 0.02 $77.95 $162,140
Other Information Services 130 0.05 $76.75 $159,630
Oil and Gas Extraction 240 0.13 $73.46 $152,800
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 40 0.01 $70.61 $146,870
Software Publishers 170 0.05 $70.06 $145,720


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 8,580 0.55 1.05 $56.56 $117,640
Texas 4,460 0.39 0.73 $63.61 $132,310
Illinois 4,300 0.73 1.40 $51.13 $106,350
New York 4,250 0.47 0.90 $62.03 $129,030
Massachusetts 2,920 0.86 1.63 $55.89 $116,250



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 1,610 2.38 4.53 $63.15 $131,350
Massachusetts 2,920 0.86 1.63 $55.89 $116,250
Tennessee 2,280 0.81 1.54 $39.99 $83,180
Minnesota 2,220 0.80 1.52 $54.51 $113,380
Connecticut 1,320 0.79 1.51 $58.82 $122,350



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 130 0.31 0.59 $65.93 $137,140
New Jersey 2,170 0.56 1.06 $65.88 $137,020
Rhode Island 200 0.42 0.81 $63.83 $132,760
Missouri 1,090 0.40 0.76 $63.75 $132,610
Texas 4,460 0.39 0.73 $63.61 $132,310




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,480 0.54 1.02 $68.00 $141,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,400 1.41 2.67 $64.71 $134,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,440 0.60 1.13 $51.04 $106,160
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,430 0.68 1.29 $51.05 $106,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,720 0.91 1.73 $57.18 $118,930
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,710 0.97 1.84 $60.16 $125,130
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,700 0.58 1.10 $74.11 $154,150
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.93 1.76 $63.51 $132,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,370 0.55 1.05 $56.39 $117,300
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,280 0.68 1.30 $52.15 $108,470