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Purchasing and Inventory Average Salaries in United States 2019

How much money does a person working in Purchasing and Inventory make in United States?

6,301 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Purchasing and Inventory in United States typically earns around 6,301 USD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Purchasing and Inventory jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Asset Management Associate5,955 USD
Asset Protection Associate5,621 USD
Asset Protection Specialist6,119 USD
Assistant Buyer5,344 USD
Buyer6,194 USD
Capacity Planner6,881 USD
Category Manager6,806 USD
Channel Services Representative6,269 USD
Contracts Manager7,289 USD
Contracts Specialist6,820 USD
Demand Planner5,734 USD
Demand Planning Manager7,431 USD
Distribution Assistant5,345 USD
Distribution Manager8,685 USD
Inventory Control Clerk4,473 USD
Inventory Control Manager7,417 USD
Inventory Management Associate6,025 USD
Inventory Specialist6,219 USD
Logistics Engineer5,217 USD
Master Planner5,826 USD
Material Handler4,314 USD
Material Planning Specialist5,307 USD
Merchandise Manager7,214 USD
Procurement Administrator6,786 USD
Procurement Agent6,433 USD
Procurement Analyst6,839 USD
Procurement Clerk5,276 USD
Procurement Engineer5,606 USD
Production Planner5,569 USD
Project Buyer5,623 USD
Purchaser5,932 USD
Purchasing Assistant4,905 USD
Purchasing Manager9,361 USD
Purchasing Supervisor7,450 USD
Shipping and Receiving Clerk4,599 USD
Shipping Coordinator5,452 USD
Stock Clerk4,118 USD
Stock Regulator4,961 USD
Storage Manager7,656 USD
Store Keeper5,369 USD
Stores and Logistics Coordinator6,062 USD
Supply Chain Analyst7,509 USD
Supply Chain Coordinator6,067 USD
Supply Chain Development Manager7,889 USD
Supply Chain Manager9,438 USD
Supply Planner5,652 USD
Warehouse Assistant3,540 USD
Warehouse Clerk3,810 USD
Warehouse Executive7,966 USD
Warehouse Lead6,946 USD
Warehouse Manager8,110 USD
Warehouse Supervisor7,069 USD
Wholesale Buyer5,933 USD

Purchasing and Inventory Jobs Salary Distribution in United States

Median and salary distribution monthly United States Purchasing and Inventory

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Purchasing and Inventory salaries in United States range between 3,508 USD per month (minimum salary) to 10,280 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,553 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Purchasing and Inventory are earning less than 6,553 USD while the other half are earning more than 6,553 USD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Purchasing and Inventory are earning less than 4,527 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,527 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Purchasing and Inventory are earning less than 9,090 USD while 25% are earning more than 9,090 USD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Purchasing and Inventory Salary Forecast and Trend in United States

How do Purchasing and Inventory salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly United States Purchasing and Inventory
Average Salary 2016    =  
5,650 USD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
5,859 USD
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
6,076 USD
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
6,301 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Purchasing and Inventory salaries in United States are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Purchasing and Inventory Hourly Average Wage in United States

36 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States for Purchasing and Inventory is 36 USD. This means that the average person in United States earns approximatly 36 USD for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Purchasing and Inventory VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Purchasing and Inventory and Purchasing and Inventory monthly United StatesWe compared United States salaries for Purchasing and Inventory and All Jobs and we found that Purchasing and Inventory salaries are 5% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Atlanta6,358 USD
Austin7,384 USD
Baltimore6,458 USD
Boston6,874 USD
Bristol5,338 USD
Chicago7,290 USD
Cincinnati5,391 USD
Cleveland5,573 USD
Dallas7,511 USD
Denver6,805 USD
Detroit6,873 USD
Honolulu5,319 USD
Houston7,831 USD
Indianapolis6,680 USD
Iowa City5,203 USD
Jacksonville7,225 USD
Kansas City6,141 USD
Kent5,261 USD
Las Vegas6,422 USD
Long Beach6,062 USD
Los Angeles7,628 USD
Memphis6,702 USD
Miami6,171 USD
Minneapolis5,605 USD
New Orleans5,862 USD
New York8,070 USD
Oakland5,939 USD
Oklahoma City6,320 USD
Orlando5,656 USD
Philadelphia7,416 USD
Phoenix7,301 USD
Sacramento6,249 USD
San Antonio7,637 USD
San Diego7,250 USD
San Francisco6,944 USD
San Jose7,129 USD
Seattle6,658 USD
Tampa5,845 USD
Vancouver5,292 USD
Washington D.C.6,887 USD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alabama6,741 USD
Alaska5,896 USD
Arizona7,017 USD
Arkansas6,499 USD
California7,425 USD
Colorado6,709 USD
Connecticut6,518 USD
Delaware6,063 USD
District of Columbia5,937 USD
Florida7,395 USD
Georgia7,270 USD
Hawaii6,219 USD
Idaho6,225 USD
Illinois7,358 USD
Indiana7,033 USD
Iowa6,509 USD
Kansas6,515 USD
Kentucky6,721 USD
Louisiana6,728 USD
Maine6,201 USD
Maryland7,007 USD
Massachusetts7,014 USD
Michigan7,288 USD
Minnesota6,894 USD
Mississippi6,499 USD
Missouri6,974 USD
Montana6,175 USD
Nebraska6,383 USD
Nevada6,524 USD
New Hampshire6,260 USD
New Jersey7,277 USD
New Mexico6,475 USD
New York7,561 USD
North Carolina6,664 USD
North Dakota5,447 USD
Ohio6,739 USD
Oklahoma6,133 USD
Oregon6,140 USD
Pennsylvania6,822 USD
Rhode Island5,599 USD
South Carolina6,282 USD
South Dakota5,610 USD
Tennessee6,542 USD
Texas6,981 USD
Utah5,937 USD
Vermont5,510 USD
Virginia6,693 USD
Washington6,638 USD
West Virginia5,900 USD
Wisconsin6,466 USD
Wyoming5,476 USD
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