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Purchasing Manager Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Purchasing Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,670
25th Percentile Wage
$75,280
50th Percentile Wage
$98,930
75th Percentile Wage
$127,620
90th Percentile Wage
$161,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing managers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $161,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $98,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing managers is $58,670.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201698,9300.16%7.03%
201598,7702.35%-
201496,4502.65%-
201393,8902.03%-
201291,980--

Compare Purchasing Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of purchasing managers in 17 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 medical and diagnostic laboratories industry with an annual salary $120,030. The lowest paying industry is the vocational rehabilitation services industry (annual salary $75,250). For detailed purchasing manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$120,030
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$107,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$102,750
Hospitals - Privately owned
$102,660
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$101,870
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$100,980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$100,890
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$100,130
Offices of Physicians
$98,360
Hospitals - State government owned
$97,030
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$94,550
Outpatient Care Centers
$94,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$93,150
Hospitals - Local government owned
$93,150
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$83,740
Social Assistance
$76,670
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$75,250

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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