Purchasing Manager Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Purchasing Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$74,510
25th Percentile Wage
$98,820
50th Percentile Wage
$133,880
75th Percentile Wage
$161,700
90th Percentile Wage
$203,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing managers in the industry sector of information. 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 $203,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $133,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing managers is $74,510.

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 information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$133,880
1.96% 10.40%
2016
$131,260
-0.08% -
2015
$131,360
2.10% -
2014
$128,600
1.70% -
2013
$126,420
5.12% -
2012
$119,950
- -

Compare Purchasing Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of purchasing managers in 13 industries in the information 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 software publishers industry with an annual salary $142,780. The lowest paying industry is the motion picture and sound recording industries industry (annual salary $90,120). For detailed purchasing manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Software Publishers
$142,780
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$139,240
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$137,870
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$137,870
Telecommunications
$137,280
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$135,630
Other Information Services
$134,300
Other Information Services
$134,300
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$134,160
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$133,000
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$125,800
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$101,450
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$90,120

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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