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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?

4,745 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Purchasing and Inventory in United States typically earns around 4,745 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
Buyer4,327 USD
Capacity Planner3,794 USD
Category Manager4,500 USD
Contract Specialist6,529 USD
Distribution Manager2,583 USD
Inventory Control Clerk2,750 USD
Inventory Control Manager4,467 USD
Procurement Administrator2,000 USD
Project Buyer3,375 USD
Purchaser4,375 USD
Purchasing Assistant5,341 USD
Purchasing Manager5,383 USD
Senior Buyer5,458 USD
Store Keeper2,531 USD
Supply Chain Analyst4,417 USD
Supply Chain Coordinator2,800 USD
Supply Chain Manager5,826 USD
Warehouse Lead2,367 USD
Warehouse Manager4,493 USD
Warehouse Supervisor3,556 USD

Purchasing and Inventory Jobs Salary Distribution in United States

25% of people earn
3,250 USD
or less
50% of people earn
4,167 USD
or less
75% of people earn
5,583 USD
or less
1,400 USD
4,167 USD
33,333 USD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Purchasing and Inventory salaries in United States range between 1,400 USD per month (minimum salary) to 33,333 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,167 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Purchasing and Inventory are earning less than 4,167 USD while the other half are earning more than 4,167 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 3,250 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,250 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Purchasing and Inventory are earning less than 5,583 USD while 25% are earning more than 5,583 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.

Average Salary 2016    =  
4,368 USD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
4,490 USD
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
4,616 USD
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
4,745 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 3% 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

24 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States for Purchasing and Inventory is 24 USD. This means that the average person in United States earns approximatly 24 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.

Salary Comparison of Purchasing and Inventory Jobs in United States

4,745 USD
6,149 USD
Average Salary
Purchasing and Inventory
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared United States salaries for Purchasing and Inventory and All Jobs and we found that Purchasing and Inventory salaries are 23% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Atlanta8,125 USD
Austin2,833 USD
Charlotte5,722 USD
Chicago5,569 USD
Cleveland4,083 USD
Columbia2,492 USD
Columbus3,833 USD
Dallas4,056 USD
Grand Rapids5,833 USD
Houston4,537 USD
Kansas City2,887 USD
Los Angeles4,725 USD
Memphis4,000 USD
Milwaukee2,986 USD
New York7,021 USD
Omaha2,500 USD
San Diego5,227 USD
San Francisco4,875 USD
St. Paul3,417 USD
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