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Purchasing Manager Salary Information in Knoxville, Tennessee

The annual and hourly salary statistics of purchasing managers in Knoxville, Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of purchasing managers in Knoxville is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Purchasing Managers in Knoxville, Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,780
25th Percentile Wage
$60,370
50th Percentile Wage
$77,590
75th Percentile Wage
$111,340
90th Percentile Wage
$137,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing managers in Knoxville, Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $137,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $45,780.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.01
25th Percentile Wage
$29.02
50th Percentile Wage
$37.29
75th Percentile Wage
$53.53
90th Percentile Wage
$66.34

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for purchasing managers in Knoxville, Tennessee. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $66.34. The median hourly salary is $37.29. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.01.

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
201677,5903.81%1.50%
201574,630-7.66%-
201480,350-0.17%-
201380,4905.04%-
201276,430--

Table 3. Compare Purchasing Manager Salary in Knoxville with Other Tennessee Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $77,590 in Knoxville is in the middle of salary range for purchasing managers in state of Tennessee. In comparison, the annual salary of purchasing managers in Knoxville is 10.5 percent (10.5%) lower than that in the highest paying Memphis and 24.0 percent (24.0%) higher than that in the lowest paying Johnson City.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$86,670
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$86,620
Morristown
$85,720
Knoxville
$77,590
Chattanooga
$77,570
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$75,570
Clarksville
$73,980
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$73,910
Jackson
$71,050
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$62,860
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$62,420
Johnson City
$58,960

See also: Top paying jobs in Knoxville, Tennessee.