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
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 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
1.96% 10.40%
-0.08% -
2.10% -
1.70% -
5.12% -
- -

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
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
Other Information Services
Other Information Services
Broadcasting (except Internet)
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries

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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