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Highest Paying Industries for Purchasing Managers

The top 100 highest paying industries for purchasing managers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $158,570, other information services is the highest paying industry for purchasing managers. It is followed by securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage industry (average annual salary $142,290). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of purchasing managers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Purchasing Managers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Other Information Services
$158,570
100
2 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$142,290
60
3 Pipeline Transportation
$140,660
50
4 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$140,450
40
5 Software Publishers
$137,160
170
6 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$135,720
120
7 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$135,340
70
8 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$134,020
140
9 Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$133,820
50
10 Other Financial Investment Activities
$133,080
30
11 Oil and Gas Extraction
$132,200
430
12 Telecommunications
$131,010
300
13 Testing Laboratories
$129,470
130
14 Information
$128,600
920
15 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$128,510
200
16 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$127,660
340
17 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$127,490
400
18 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$126,870
30
19 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$126,610
90
20 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$124,880
980
21 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$124,240
1,110
22 Federal government, including USPS
$123,980
5,150
23 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$123,980
5,130
24 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$122,780
1,310
25 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$122,750
5,630
26 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$122,640
30
27 Scientific Research and Development Services
$122,300
1,350
28 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$122,200
50
29 Depository Credit Intermediation
$122,070
230
30 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$122,020
1,440
31 Engineering Services
$121,330
1,260
32 Mining
$120,600
660
33 Finance and Insurance
$120,430
1,010
34 Support Activities for Mining
$120,400
100
35 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$120,370
120
36 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$120,240
520
37 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$119,940
90
38 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$119,680
1,970
39 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$118,620
40
40 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$118,480
580
41 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$118,470
30
42 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$117,860
160
43 Tobacco Manufacturing
$117,790
30
44 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$117,300
130
45 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$117,210
340
46 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$116,890
7,800
47 Federal, State, and Local Government
$116,890
7,800
48 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$116,380
12,230
49 Utilities
$115,810
460
50 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$115,520
9,080
51 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$115,470
650
52 Natural Gas Distribution
$115,230
110
53 Temporary Help Services
$115,010
170
54 Office Administrative Services
$114,960
440
55 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$114,720
70
56 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$114,560
180
57 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$114,060
160
58 Specialty Trade Contractors
$114,000
250
59 Building Equipment Contractors
$113,850
200
60 Nonresidential Building Construction
$113,490
370
61 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$112,330
40
62 Insurance Carriers
$112,260
440
63 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$111,650
470
64 Employment Services
$111,120
270
65 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$110,920
1,880
66 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$110,600
50
67 Construction
$109,930
1,260
68 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$109,690
210
69 Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$109,640
60
70 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$109,570
100
71 Construction of Buildings
$109,130
840
72 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$108,670
330
73 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$108,660
3,920
74 Administrative and Support Services
$108,630
1,050
75 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$107,850
120
76 Scheduled Air Transportation
$107,700
240
77 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$107,630
170
78 Air Transportation
$107,460
270
79 Rail Transportation
$107,430
150
80 Business Support Services
$107,120
70
81 Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$107,120
360
82 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$107,080
1,170
83 Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$107,000
40
84 Transportation and Warehousing
$106,880
1,120
85 Water Transportation
$106,740
90
86 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$106,690
270
87 Fabric Mills
$106,690
50
88 Investigation and Security Services
$106,260
40
89 Real Estate
$105,990
70
90 Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$105,880
260
91 Residential Building Construction
$105,840
480
92 Chemical Manufacturing
$105,640
1,640
93 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$105,590
40
94 Support Activities for Transportation
$105,210
90
95 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$104,780
300
96 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$104,660
420
97 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$104,080
3,960
98 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$103,610
710
99 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$103,520
190
100 Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$103,330
90
See also: Highest paying cities for purchasing managers.