Information About Purchasing Managers

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Training

Purchasing managers need bachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience.

Degrees for Purchasing managers
Training for Purchasing Managers
Percent
Less than High School 1.1
High School 11.8
Some College 21.7
Associates Degree 9.1
Bachelors Degree 38.7
Masters Degree 15.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.2

Employment

Represents about 70,000 people in the United States- 3.6% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more purchasing managers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 21,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, purchasing managers make $49.57 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Purchasing managers $26.70 $35.00 $46.70 $60.60 $73.60
Management $21.90 $31.30 $44.60 $64.20 $high
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, purchasing managers make $103,110 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Purchasing managers $55,680 $72,910 $97,130 $126,240 $153,110
Management $45,720 $65,100 $92,880 $133,610 $high
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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