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Purchasing Manager Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Purchasing Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,520
25th Percentile Wage
$74,880
50th Percentile Wage
$100,660
75th Percentile Wage
$135,290
90th Percentile Wage
$187,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing managers in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $187,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $100,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing managers is $56,520.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016100,6604.87%9.23%
201595,7601.66%-
201494,1701.51%-
201392,7501.49%-
201291,370--

Compare Purchasing Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of purchasing managers in 23 industries in the wholesale trade 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 furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $113,340. The lowest paying industry is the farm and garden machinery and equipment merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $75,330). For detailed purchasing manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$113,340
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$109,030
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$107,960
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$107,960
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$106,490
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$105,600
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$105,180
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$104,310
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$102,240
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$102,170
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$101,120
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$101,020
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$100,850
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$100,710
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$100,380
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$98,990
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$98,200
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$96,650
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$96,460
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$94,800
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$90,730
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$90,470
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$75,330

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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