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Purchasing Manager Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of purchasing managers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare purchasing manager salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Purchasing Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$70,390
25th Percentile Wage
$99,800
50th Percentile Wage
$119,770
75th Percentile Wage
$134,300
90th Percentile Wage
$152,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing managers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $152,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $119,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing managers is $70,390.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016119,7701.43%3.39%
2015118,0600.99%-
2014116,8901.00%-
2013115,7200.01%-
2012115,710--

Compare Purchasing Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of purchasing managers in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $127,030. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $77,520). For detailed purchasing manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$127,030
Federal government, including USPS
$127,030
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$119,770
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$116,510
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$93,010
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$92,780
State government, including schools and hospitals
$81,090
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$77,520

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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