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Purchasing Manager Average Salary in United States 2019

How much money does a Purchasing Manager make in United States?

9,361 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Purchasing Manager in United States typically earns around 9,361 USD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Purchasing Manager salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Purchasing Manager Salary Distribution in United States

Median and salary distribution monthly United States Purchasing Manager

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Purchasing Manager salaries in United States range between 4,212 USD per month (minimum salary) to 14,042 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 9,361 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Purchasing Manager are earning less than 9,361 USD while the other half are earning more than 9,361 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 as Purchasing Manager are earning less than 6,108 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 6,108 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Purchasing Manager are earning less than 11,702 USD while 25% are earning more than 11,702 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 Manager Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
5,146 USD
2 - 5 Years    +35%  
6,964 USD
5 - 10 Years    +20%  
8,341 USD
10 - 15 Years    +16%  
9,717 USD
15 - 20 Years    +14%  
11,093 USD
20+ Years    +19%  
13,256 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Purchasing Manager salaries by experience level. A Purchasing Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 5,146 USD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,964 USD per month, 35% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 8,341 USD per month, 20% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Purchasing Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 9,717 USD per month, 16% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 11,093 USD per month, 14% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 13,256 USD per month, 19% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly United States Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Manager Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
7,014 USD
Bachelor's Degree    +37%  
9,619 USD
Master's Degree    +28%  
12,322 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Purchasing Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Purchasing Manager is 7,014 USD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 9,619 USD per month, 37% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 12,322 USD per month, 28% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly United States Purchasing Manager


Purchasing Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
8,799 USD
Male    +12%  
9,876 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Purchasing Manager employees in United States earn 12% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly United States Purchasing Manager

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
8,331 USD
Public Sector    +24%  
10,344 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Purchasing Manager employees in United States earn 24% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly United States Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Manager Salary Trend and Forecast in United States

How are Purchasing Manager salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly United States Purchasing Manager
Average Salary 2016    =  
8,694 USD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
9,016 USD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
9,241 USD
Average Salary 2019    +1%  
9,361 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Purchasing Manager salaries in United States are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 1% 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 Manager Average Hourly Wage in United States

54 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States for Purchasing Manager is 54 USD. This means that the average Purchasing Manager in United States earns approximatly 54 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 Manager VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Purchasing Manager and Purchasing and Inventory monthly United StatesWe compared United States salaries for Purchasing Manager, Purchasing and Inventory, and All Jobs and we found that Purchasing Manager salaries are 49% more than those of Purchasing and Inventory. We also found out that Purchasing and Inventory salaries are 5% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Asset Management Associate5,955 USD-36%
Asset Protection Associate5,621 USD-40%
Asset Protection Specialist6,119 USD-35%
Assistant Buyer5,344 USD-43%
Buyer6,194 USD-34%
Capacity Planner6,881 USD-26%
Category Manager6,806 USD-27%
Channel Services Representative6,269 USD-33%
Contracts Manager7,289 USD-22%
Contracts Specialist6,820 USD-27%
Demand Planner5,734 USD-39%
Demand Planning Manager7,431 USD-21%
Distribution Assistant5,345 USD-43%
Distribution Manager8,685 USD-7%
Inventory Control Clerk4,473 USD-52%
Inventory Control Manager7,417 USD-21%
Inventory Management Associate6,025 USD-36%
Inventory Specialist6,219 USD-34%
Logistics Engineer5,217 USD-44%
Master Planner5,826 USD-38%
Material Handler4,314 USD-54%
Material Planning Specialist5,307 USD-43%
Merchandise Manager7,214 USD-23%
Procurement Administrator6,786 USD-28%
Procurement Agent6,433 USD-31%
Procurement Analyst6,839 USD-27%
Procurement Clerk5,276 USD-44%
Procurement Engineer5,606 USD-40%
Production Planner5,569 USD-41%
Project Buyer5,623 USD-40%
Purchaser5,932 USD-37%
Purchasing Assistant4,905 USD-48%
Purchasing Manager9,361 USD=
Purchasing Supervisor7,450 USD-20%
Shipping and Receiving Clerk4,599 USD-51%
Shipping Coordinator5,452 USD-42%
Stock Clerk4,118 USD-56%
Stock Regulator4,961 USD-47%
Storage Manager7,656 USD-18%
Store Keeper5,369 USD-43%
Stores and Logistics Coordinator6,062 USD-35%
Supply Chain Analyst7,509 USD-20%
Supply Chain Coordinator6,067 USD-35%
Supply Chain Development Manager7,889 USD-16%
Supply Chain Manager9,438 USD+1%
Supply Planner5,652 USD-40%
Warehouse Assistant3,540 USD-62%
Warehouse Clerk3,810 USD-59%
Warehouse Executive7,966 USD-15%
Warehouse Lead6,946 USD-26%
Warehouse Manager8,110 USD-13%
Warehouse Supervisor7,069 USD-24%
Wholesale Buyer5,933 USD-37%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Atlanta9,061 USD
Austin10,643 USD
Baltimore9,270 USD
Boston9,682 USD
Bristol7,662 USD
Chicago11,951 USD
Cincinnati8,135 USD
Cleveland8,961 USD
Dallas11,520 USD
Denver10,490 USD
Detroit10,391 USD
Honolulu8,127 USD
Houston11,159 USD
Indianapolis10,627 USD
Iowa City8,208 USD
Jacksonville10,611 USD
Kansas City9,647 USD
Kent7,998 USD
Las Vegas9,287 USD
Long Beach9,483 USD
Los Angeles11,678 USD
Memphis10,209 USD
Miami9,401 USD
Minneapolis9,091 USD
New Orleans8,903 USD
New York11,328 USD
Oakland8,721 USD
Oklahoma City9,499 USD
Orlando8,709 USD
Philadelphia11,602 USD
Phoenix11,566 USD
Sacramento9,424 USD
San Antonio11,299 USD
San Diego11,511 USD
San Francisco10,747 USD
San Jose10,631 USD
Seattle10,819 USD
Tampa8,359 USD
Vancouver7,863 USD
Washington D.C.9,735 USD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alabama10,087 USD
Alaska9,151 USD
Arizona10,227 USD
Arkansas9,832 USD
California11,645 USD
Colorado9,889 USD
Connecticut9,968 USD
Delaware8,703 USD
District of Columbia8,850 USD
Florida11,431 USD
Georgia10,557 USD
Hawaii9,372 USD
Idaho8,799 USD
Illinois10,805 USD
Indiana10,715 USD
Iowa9,309 USD
Kansas9,675 USD
Kentucky10,348 USD
Louisiana9,733 USD
Maine9,309 USD
Maryland9,870 USD
Massachusetts10,263 USD
Michigan11,061 USD
Minnesota9,824 USD
Mississippi9,614 USD
Missouri10,697 USD
Montana8,902 USD
Nebraska9,547 USD
Nevada9,156 USD
New Hampshire9,126 USD
New Jersey11,002 USD
New Mexico9,194 USD
New York11,145 USD
North Carolina10,182 USD
North Dakota8,646 USD
Ohio11,098 USD
Oklahoma9,479 USD
Oregon9,853 USD
Pennsylvania11,351 USD
Rhode Island8,751 USD
South Carolina10,190 USD
South Dakota8,536 USD
Tennessee10,340 USD
Texas11,445 USD
Utah9,138 USD
Vermont8,804 USD
Virginia11,087 USD
Washington10,332 USD
West Virginia9,528 USD
Wisconsin9,797 USD
Wyoming8,618 USD
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