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Purchasing Manager Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for purchasing managers in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of purchasing managers among North Carolina metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Purchasing Managers in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$70,300
25th Percentile Wage
$86,140
50th Percentile Wage
$107,580
75th Percentile Wage
$139,580
90th Percentile Wage
$168,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing managers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $168,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $107,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $70,300.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33.79
25th Percentile Wage
$41.41
50th Percentile Wage
$51.72
75th Percentile Wage
$67.11
90th Percentile Wage
$81.14

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for purchasing managers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $81.14. The median hourly salary is $51.72. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33.79.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of purchasing managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016107,5802.56%9.45%
2015104,8302.91%-
2014101,7802.44%-
201399,3001.90%-
201297,410--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Purchasing Managers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of purchasing managers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of purchasing managers in state of North Carolina ranges from $89,390 to $123,320. The highest paying area for purchasing managers in North Carolina is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $123,320. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Durham-Chapel Hill (mean annual salary $122,620). The lowest paying area is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $89,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Wilmington
$123,320
Durham-Chapel Hill
$122,620
Raleigh-Cary
$116,640
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$110,630
Greenville
$109,990
Winston-Salem
$108,150
Fayetteville
$106,330
Greensboro-High Point
$99,060
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$97,830
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$95,320
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$94,200
Asheville
$92,740
Rocky Mount
$92,540
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$89,390


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