Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
69,620 0.8 % $52.71 $109,640 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $28.64 $37.21 $49.89 $64.28 $79.72
Annual Wage (2) $59,560 $77,390 $103,780 $133,700 $165,810


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 11,520 0.54 $60.15 $125,110
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,110 0.25 $59.73 $124,230
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,130 0.42 $56.61 $117,740
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,980 0.04 $43.07 $89,580
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,880 0.48 $55.05 $114,510

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 90 0.84 $38.37 $79,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11,520 0.54 $60.15 $125,110
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,880 0.48 $55.05 $114,510
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 90 0.48 $48.65 $101,190
Tobacco Manufacturing 60 0.47 $55.71 $115,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 90 0.05 $79.42 $165,200
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 40 0.01 $78.75 $163,810
Department Stores 40 (7) $74.59 $155,160
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 180 0.03 $69.27 $144,090
Software Publishers 190 0.06 $68.29 $142,040


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 7,740 0.53 1.00 $58.60 $121,880
Texas 4,230 0.39 0.74 $57.46 $119,530
Illinois 4,200 0.74 1.40 $46.03 $95,740
New York 4,140 0.48 0.91 $62.27 $129,520
Michigan 2,930 0.73 1.39 $48.25 $100,370




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 1,570 2.35 4.48 $61.87 $128,680
Connecticut 1,470 0.90 1.72 $51.06 $106,200
Minnesota 2,320 0.86 1.64 $51.38 $106,870
Massachusetts 2,570 0.79 1.50 $51.55 $107,220
Virginia 2,750 0.76 1.44 $59.73 $124,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,140 0.48 0.91 $62.27 $129,520
District of Columbia 1,570 2.35 4.48 $61.87 $128,680
New Jersey 2,250 0.59 1.12 $61.14 $127,180
Delaware 100 0.24 0.46 $60.84 $126,540
Colorado 750 0.32 0.62 $60.25 $125,320





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 3,580 1.51 2.88 $63.06 $131,160
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,850 0.54 1.04 $68.19 $141,840
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,640 0.71 1.36 $44.78 $93,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,160 0.54 1.04 $55.76 $115,980
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,870 1.04 1.99 $53.55 $111,390
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,560 0.57 1.08 $64.38 $133,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,460 0.63 1.20 $59.41 $123,560
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,450 0.83 1.58 $53.92 $112,160
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.90 1.72 $60.33 $125,490
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,070 0.60 1.14 $49.84 $103,670




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 1.85 3.53 $46.31 $96,320
Huntsville, AL 360 1.71 3.26 $53.13 $110,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,580 1.51 2.88 $63.06 $131,160
Cleveland, TN 50 1.41 2.68 $45.82 $95,300
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 140 1.32 2.52 $46.29 $96,290
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 50 1.26 2.40 $47.93 $99,690
Savannah, GA 190 1.24 2.37 $52.71 $109,640
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 470 1.24 2.36 $53.65 $111,590
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 140 1.17 2.23 $52.84 $109,910
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 130 1.15 2.19 $39.57 $82,300