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Purchasing Manager Salary in the Industry of Chemical Manufacturing

The salary statistics and trend of purchasing managers in the industry of chemical manufacturing are shown in the following tables and chart. In Table 3 we compare purchasing manager salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Table 1. Average Annual Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,090
25th Percentile Wage
$86,790
50th Percentile Wage
$114,910
75th Percentile Wage
$148,300
90th Percentile Wage
$180,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salaries for purchasing managers in the industry of chemical manufacturing. 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 $180,540. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $114,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent purchasing managers is $65,090.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016114,9105.79%15.51%
2015108,2602.42%-
2014105,6404.57%-
2013100,8103.69%-
201297,090--

Table 2. Average Hourly Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31.29
25th Percentile Wage
$41.72
50th Percentile Wage
$55.25
75th Percentile Wage
$71.30
90th Percentile Wage
$86.80

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for purchasing managers in the industry of chemical manufacturing. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) purchasing managers is $86.80. The median hourly salary is $55.25. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31.29.

Table 3. Compare Purchasing Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of purchasing managers in 99 industries within the manufacturing sector are shown in Table 3. For salary information of purchasing managers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Industry Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$140,410
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$131,760
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$126,480
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$125,430
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$121,600
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$119,450
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$118,010
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$117,020
Chemical Manufacturing
$114,910
Tobacco Manufacturing
$114,000
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$113,060
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$111,170
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$110,870
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$110,630
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$110,330
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$109,360
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$108,550
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$108,550
Beverage Manufacturing
$108,150
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$107,630
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$107,400
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$107,160
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$107,060
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$106,370
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$105,190
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$104,760
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$104,630
Apparel Manufacturing
$104,300
Paper Manufacturing
$104,150
Animal Food Manufacturing
$103,680
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$102,700
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$102,680
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$102,680
Textile Product Mills
$102,470
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$102,050
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$101,910
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$101,220
Food Manufacturing
$100,260
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$100,170
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$99,620
Other Food Manufacturing
$99,390
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$98,830
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$98,550
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$98,510
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$98,200
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$98,020
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$97,760
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$97,690
Other Textile Product Mills
$97,630
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$97,230
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$96,810
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$96,790
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$96,640
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$96,500
Textile Mills
$96,460
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$96,440
Ship and Boat Building
$96,370
Machinery Manufacturing
$96,320
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$96,290
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$96,090
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$95,650
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$95,430
Fabric Mills
$95,280
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$94,770
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$94,240
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$94,170
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$93,880
Hardware Manufacturing
$92,650
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$92,540
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$92,530
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$92,310
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$92,210
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$92,190
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$92,150
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$92,110
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$90,650
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$90,600
Printing and Related Support Activities
$90,410
Printing and Related Support Activities
$90,410
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$89,260
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$89,090
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$89,080
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$89,030
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$88,260
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$86,960
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$86,180
Foundries
$86,030
Machine Shops
$85,790
Wood Product Manufacturing
$85,230
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$84,530
Forging and Stamping
$83,920
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$81,750
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$81,400
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$81,250
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$80,810
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$80,290
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
$78,120
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$77,540
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$74,140

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