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Purchasing Manager Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for purchasing managers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of purchasing managers amongst California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Purchasing Managers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$69,650
25th Percentile Wage
$94,430
50th Percentile Wage
$126,460
75th Percentile Wage
$158,700
90th Percentile Wage
$197,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing managers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $197,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $126,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $69,650.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of purchasing managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$126,460
7.80% 13.69%
2016
$116,590
4.80% -
2015
$110,990
0.41% -
2014
$110,530
-3.68% -
2013
$114,600
4.76% -
2012
$109,150
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Purchasing Managers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of purchasing managers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of purchasing managers in state of California ranges from $97,510 to $144,670. The highest paying area for purchasing managers in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $144,670. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $142,440). The lowest paying area is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario with a median annual salary of $97,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$144,670
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$142,440
Vallejo-Fairfield
$137,940
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$137,220
Napa
$130,160
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$128,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$127,370
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$126,930
Fresno
$125,130
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$124,100
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$123,530
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$119,410
Stockton
$115,250
Salinas
$115,070
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$113,940
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$113,670
Visalia-Porterville
$107,670
Modesto
$105,420
Bakersfield-Delano
$105,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$100,880
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$100,120
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$98,150
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$97,510




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