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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
$60,870
25th Percentile Wage
$79,460
50th Percentile Wage
$105,680
75th Percentile Wage
$141,500
90th Percentile Wage
$185,380

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 $185,380. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $105,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing managers is $60,870.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$105,680
4.75% 13.54%
2016
$100,660
4.87% -
2015
$95,760
1.66% -
2014
$94,170
1.51% -
2013
$92,750
1.49% -
2012
$91,370
- -

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

The average salaries of purchasing managers in 27 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 wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers industry with an annual salary $117,810. The lowest paying industry is the farm and garden machinery and equipment merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $76,490). For detailed purchasing manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$117,810
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$117,810
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$114,600
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$113,340
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$112,040
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$109,030
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$107,990
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$107,780
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$106,790
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$106,070
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$105,600
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$105,180
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$104,310
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$102,770
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$102,630
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$102,240
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$102,020
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$101,980
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
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$100,380
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$98,990
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$96,460
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$96,170
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$90,730
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$76,490

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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