Purchasing Manager Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

The salary statistics of purchasing managers in the industry sector of retail trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare purchasing manager salaries in different industries within the retail trade 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 retail 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 $178,230. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $94,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing managers is $46,240.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

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

The average salaries of purchasing managers in 34 industries in the retail 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 sporting goods stores industry with an annual salary $130,440. The lowest paying industry is the other general merchandise stores industry (annual salary $56,540). For detailed purchasing manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Sporting Goods Stores
Clothing Stores
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Department Stores
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
Nonstore Retailers
General Merchandise Stores
Automobile Dealers
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
Electronics and Appliance Stores
Electronics and Appliance Stores
Direct Selling Establishments
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
Book Stores and News Dealers
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Furniture Stores
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
Food and Beverage Stores
Health and Personal Care Stores
Health and Personal Care Stores
Grocery Stores
Shoe Stores
Specialty Food Stores
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
Home Furnishings Stores
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
Other General Merchandise Stores

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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Highest paying industries for purchasing managers.