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
$74,610
25th Percentile Wage
$98,820
50th Percentile Wage
$131,260
75th Percentile Wage
$160,690
90th Percentile Wage
$202,940

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 $202,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $131,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing managers is $74,610.

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 information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016131,260-0.08%8.62%
2015131,3602.10%-
2014128,6001.70%-
2013126,4205.12%-
2012119,950--

Compare Purchasing Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of purchasing managers in ten 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 wired telecommunications carriers industry with an annual salary $139,240. The lowest paying industry is the newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers industry (annual salary $115,890). For detailed purchasing manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$139,240
Telecommunications
$136,620
Software Publishers
$136,590
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$135,630
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$134,250
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$134,250
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$132,780
Other Information Services
$126,130
Other Information Services
$126,130
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$115,890

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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