Purchasing Manager Salary in Sector of Utilities

The salary statistics of purchasing managers in the industry sector of utilities are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare purchasing manager salaries in different industries within the utilities sector.

Average Annual Salary of Purchasing Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$79,450
25th Percentile Wage
$99,350
50th Percentile Wage
$122,920
75th Percentile Wage
$151,940
90th Percentile Wage
$184,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing managers in the industry sector of utilities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) purchasing managers is $184,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $122,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing managers is $79,450.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$122,920
0.55% 16.12%
2016
$122,240
2.52% -
2015
$119,160
2.81% -
2014
$115,810
3.00% -
2013
$112,330
8.22% -
2012
$103,100
- -

Compare Purchasing Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of purchasing managers in five industries in the utilities sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for purchasing manager occupations is the natural gas distribution industry with an annual salary $132,880. The lowest paying industry is the fossil fuel electric power generation industry (annual salary $110,500). For detailed purchasing manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Natural Gas Distribution
$132,880
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$132,220
Utilities
$122,920
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$121,230
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$110,500

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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