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Purchasing Manager Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Purchasing Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing managers in the industry sector of 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 $165,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $103,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing managers is $62,370.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Purchasing Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of purchasing managers in 99 industries in the manufacturing 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 manufacturing and reproducing magnetic and optical media industry with an annual salary $140,410. The lowest paying industry is the household and institutional furniture manufacturing industry (annual salary $74,140). For detailed purchasing manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Tobacco Manufacturing
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Apparel Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Animal Food Manufacturing
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Textile Product Mills
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Other Food Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Other Textile Product Mills
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Grain and Oilseed Milling
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
Textile Mills
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Machinery Manufacturing
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Fabric Mills
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Hardware Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Wood Product Manufacturing
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Forging and Stamping
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


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