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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 metropolitan areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,090
25th Percentile Wage
$85,290
50th Percentile Wage
$116,590
75th Percentile Wage
$152,940
90th Percentile Wage
$191,610

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 $191,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $116,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $59,090.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28.41
25th Percentile Wage
$41.01
50th Percentile Wage
$56.05
75th Percentile Wage
$73.53
90th Percentile Wage
$92.12

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for purchasing managers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $92.12. The median hourly salary is $56.05. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28.41.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of purchasing managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016116,5904.80%6.38%
2015110,9900.41%-
2014110,530-3.68%-
2013114,6004.76%-
2012109,150--

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 $86,640 to $138,200. The highest paying area for purchasing managers in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $138,200. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $138,160). The lowest paying area is Fresno with a median annual salary of $86,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$138,200
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$138,160
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$129,120
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$124,100
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$123,670
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$121,410
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$119,640
Vallejo-Fairfield
$117,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$113,360
Stockton
$112,300
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$112,270
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$111,170
Bakersfield-Delano
$101,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$100,880
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$100,120
Salinas
$100,040
Modesto
$99,640
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$96,860
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$93,590
Fresno
$86,640


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