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
$46,240
25th Percentile Wage
$65,070
50th Percentile Wage
$94,330
75th Percentile Wage
$138,790
90th Percentile Wage
$178,230

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
201694,33010.47%15.17%
201584,450-1.23%-
201485,4900.51%-
201385,0505.91%-
201280,020--

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
$130,440
Clothing Stores
$129,490
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$129,070
Department Stores
$127,740
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$117,780
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$116,450
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
$112,530
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$109,240
Nonstore Retailers
$108,660
General Merchandise Stores
$105,800
Automobile Dealers
$105,000
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$97,440
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$96,720
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$96,720
Direct Selling Establishments
$93,410
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$92,270
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$90,680
Book Stores and News Dealers
$84,930
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$84,270
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$82,590
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$80,570
Furniture Stores
$79,820
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$77,200
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$76,930
Food and Beverage Stores
$76,690
Health and Personal Care Stores
$76,620
Health and Personal Care Stores
$76,620
Grocery Stores
$76,270
Shoe Stores
$73,360
Specialty Food Stores
$69,780
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$68,810
Home Furnishings Stores
$68,770
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$63,530
Other General Merchandise Stores
$56,540

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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