Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
70,840 0.9 % $53.76 $111,810 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $29.25 $37.96 $51.01 $65.57 $81.25
Annual Wage (2) $60,840 $78,950 $106,090 $136,390 $169,000


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 12,230 0.55 $60.92 $126,710
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,130 0.26 $60.50 $125,840
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,970 0.40 $58.48 $121,640
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,880 0.49 $55.30 $115,020
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,880 0.04 $44.02 $91,570

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 12,230 0.55 $60.92 $126,710
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 30 0.52 $62.28 $129,540
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,880 0.49 $55.30 $115,020
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 90 0.47 $47.70 $99,210
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 510 0.47 $50.92 $105,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 100 0.05 $79.35 $165,050
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 60 0.01 $76.32 $158,740
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 70 0.04 $70.51 $146,660
Software Publishers 170 0.06 $70.46 $146,560
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 40 0.38 $68.77 $143,040


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 8,340 0.55 1.05 $56.46 $117,430
Texas 4,230 0.38 0.72 $60.68 $126,220
New York 4,200 0.48 0.91 $61.92 $128,790
Illinois 4,120 0.72 1.36 $49.19 $102,310
Michigan 3,000 0.74 1.40 $49.49 $102,940




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 1,670 2.47 4.72 $62.75 $130,520
Minnesota 2,410 0.88 1.68 $53.06 $110,370
Massachusetts 2,730 0.82 1.57 $52.93 $110,100
Connecticut 1,360 0.82 1.57 $57.00 $118,560
Tennessee 2,030 0.74 1.41 $40.00 $83,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 170 0.37 0.70 $64.17 $133,470
District of Columbia 1,670 2.47 4.72 $62.75 $130,520
New York 4,200 0.48 0.91 $61.92 $128,790
New Jersey 2,280 0.59 1.12 $61.78 $128,500
Maryland 1,550 0.61 1.16 $61.39 $127,690





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 1.46 2.78 $64.11 $133,340
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,950 0.55 1.04 $66.75 $138,840
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,580 0.69 1.31 $48.61 $101,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,330 0.57 1.10 $51.12 $106,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,890 1.04 1.98 $55.62 $115,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,660 0.58 1.11 $71.58 $148,880
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,600 0.89 1.70 $55.91 $116,290
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.91 1.73 $63.58 $132,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,310 0.55 1.05 $58.10 $120,860
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,130 0.62 1.18 $50.85 $105,780




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)
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 110 1.94 3.70 $46.94 $97,630
Pascagoula, MS 90 1.68 3.21 $47.01 $97,770
Huntsville, AL 310 1.49 2.84 $55.37 $115,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,460 1.46 2.78 $64.11 $133,340
Cleveland, TN 60 1.37 2.62 $47.00 $97,760
Savannah, GA 210 1.35 2.58 $53.71 $111,720
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 500 1.26 2.41 $58.25 $121,170
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 200 1.21 2.30 $62.64 $130,280
Danbury, CT 80 1.16 2.21 $55.58 $115,610
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 110 1.15 2.19 $54.99 $114,370