Purchasing managers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Purchasing managers was $87,495 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Purchasing managers by wage are Materials engineers, Mechanical engineers, and Firstline supervisors of police & detectives.
Purchasing managers are part of the Management occupations, along with General & operations managers, Advertising & promotions managers, Marketing & sales managers, Public relations & fundraising managers, Administrative services managers, Computer & information systems managers, Financial managers, Industrial production managers, Purchasing managers, Transportation, storage, & distribution managers, Compensation & benefits managers, Human resources managers, Training & development managers, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Construction managers, Education administrators, Architectural & engineering managers, Food service managers, Gaming managers, Lodging managers, Medical & health services managers, Natural sciences managers, Property, real estate, & community association managers, Social & community service managers, Emergency management directors, Miscellaneous managers, and Chief executives & legislators
The top 3 locations that employ the most Purchasing managers are Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA, Alexandria City PUMA, VA, and Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Purchasing managers are Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA, Greensburg City PUMA, PA, and Leon County (Outer) PUMA, FL.