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Purchasing Manager Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of purchasing managers in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare purchasing manager salaries in different industries within the educational services 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 educational services. 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 $149,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $96,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing managers is $62,340.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2.56% 9.58%
0.27% -
1.03% -
1.93% -
4.14% -
- -

Compare Purchasing Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of purchasing managers in 15 industries in the educational services 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 colleges, universities, and professional schools - privately owned industry with an annual salary $103,480. The lowest paying industry is the junior colleges - state government owned industry (annual salary $69,250). For detailed purchasing manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
Educational Services - Privately owned
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
Junior colleges - Local government owned
Educational Services - Local government owned
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Educational Services
Educational Support Services
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
Educational Services - State government owned
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
Junior colleges - State government owned

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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