Purchasing Manager Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

The salary statistics of purchasing managers in the industry sector of retail trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare purchasing manager salaries in different industries within the retail trade 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 retail trade. 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 $184,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $104,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing managers is $55,420.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
9.65% 23.36%
10.47% -
-1.23% -
0.51% -
5.91% -
- -

Compare Purchasing Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of purchasing managers in 38 industries in the retail trade 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 clothing stores industry with an annual salary $132,600. The lowest paying industry is the pharmacies and drug stores industry (annual salary $51,280). For detailed purchasing manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Clothing Stores
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Department Stores
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
General Merchandise Stores
Sporting Goods Stores
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
Electronics and Appliance Stores
Electronics and Appliance Stores
Nonstore Retailers
Automobile Dealers
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
Direct Selling Establishments
Food and Beverage Stores
Furniture Stores
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
Home Furnishings Stores
Food and Beverage Stores
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
Book Stores and News Dealers
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Grocery Stores
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
Shoe Stores
Health and Personal Care Stores
Health and Personal Care Stores
Specialty Food Stores
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
Other General Merchandise Stores
Pharmacies and Drug Stores

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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