Information About Purchasing Managers

Training Requirements for Purchasing Managers

Purchasing managers need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Purchasing managers
Training for Purchasing Managers
Percent
Less than High School 0.8
High School 10.5
Some College 19.4
Associates Degree 7.9
Bachelors Degree 39.9
Masters Degree 19.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.4

Employment outlook for Purchasing Managers

Represents about 73,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 more purchasing managers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 17,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, purchasing managers make $56.60 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Purchasing managers $30.47 $39.85 $53.65 $68.67 $85.37
Management occupations $22.76 $32.99 $48.46 $70.72 $high
Operations specialties managers $29.34 $39.27 $53.88 $73.68 $98.49
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, purchasing managers make $117,720 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Purchasing managers $63,380 $82,880 $111,590 $142,820 $177,560
Management occupations $47,330 $68,630 $100,790 $147,090 $high
Operations specialties managers $61,040 $81,680 $112,080 $153,250 $204,860
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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