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Highest Paying Industries for Procurement Clerks

The top 100 highest paying industries for procurement clerks (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 $64,570, postal service (federal government) is the highest paying industry for procurement clerks. It is followed by grantmaking and giving services industry (average annual salary $54,700). 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 procurement clerks in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Procurement Clerks

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Postal Service (federal government)
$64,570
30
2 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$54,700
50
3 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$54,290
490
4 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$50,470
210
5 Utilities
$50,020
250
6 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$49,700
160
7 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$49,050
n/a
8 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$48,760
30
9 Water Transportation
$48,170
40
10 Telecommunications
$47,230
250
11 Natural Gas Distribution
$47,120
40
12 Household Appliance Manufacturing
$45,910
30
13 Lessors of Real Estate
$45,670
40
14 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$45,570
70
15 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$45,530
390
16 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$45,500
1,110
17 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$45,470
530
18 Scientific Research and Development Services
$45,460
430
19 Other Telecommunications
$45,440
60
20 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$45,160
40
21 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$44,990
50
22 Nonresidential Building Construction
$44,940
130
23 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$44,410
170
24 Information
$44,390
730
25 Beverage Manufacturing
$44,390
40
26 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$44,390
40
27 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$44,380
50
28 Software Publishers
$44,300
70
29 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$44,260
50
30 Engineering Services
$44,250
360
31 Federal government, including USPS
$44,050
11,740
32 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$44,040
11,710
33 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$44,030
500
34 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$43,900
170
35 Rail Transportation
$43,840
110
36 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$43,780
40
37 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$43,750
160
38 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$43,720
420
39 Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$43,680
90
40 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$43,650
230
41 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$43,550
40
42 Real Estate
$43,540
100
43 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$43,520
160
44 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$43,390
16,380
45 Federal, State, and Local Government
$43,390
16,380
46 Rubber Product Manufacturing
$43,380
50
47 Temporary Help Services
$43,320
1,130
48 Grain and Oilseed Milling
$43,310
40
49 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$43,180
50
50 Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$43,100
140
51 Insurance Carriers
$42,950
180
52 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$42,850
190
53 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$42,830
20,970
54 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$42,800
900
55 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$42,720
270
56 Construction of Buildings
$42,640
350
57 Facilities Support Services
$42,590
60
58 Employment Services
$42,580
1,250
59 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$42,520
2,030
60 Chemical Manufacturing
$42,430
1,270
61 Utility System Construction
$42,420
100
62 Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$42,370
360
63 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$42,220
1,370
64 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$42,220
200
65 Paper Manufacturing
$42,180
470
66 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$42,110
260
67 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$42,080
280
68 Hardware Manufacturing
$42,040
70
69 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$42,030
n/a
70 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$41,970
610
71 Social Advocacy Organizations
$41,820
50
72 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$41,730
70
73 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$41,680
270
74 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$41,650
2,530
75 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$41,630
110
76 Specialized Design Services
$41,540
70
77 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$41,490
150
78 Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$41,450
110
79 Other Insurance Related Activities
$41,440
50
80 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$41,410
220
81 Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$41,390
140
82 Residential Building Construction
$41,350
220
83 Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$41,240
120
84 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$41,180
70
85 Educational Services - Privately owned
$41,170
1,230
86 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$41,150
230
87 Restaurants and Other Eating Places
$41,140
210
88 Hospitals - State government owned
$41,090
190
89 Other Food Manufacturing
$40,930
110
90 Administrative and Support Services
$40,910
2,310
91 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,900
2,430
92 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$40,900
5,410
93 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$40,850
220
94 Other Support Services
$40,830
150
95 Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$40,830
30
96 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$40,800
3,300
97 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,760
120
98 Finance and Insurance
$40,760
650
99 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$40,730
250
100 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$40,630
60
See also: Highest paying cities for procurement clerks.