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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Purchasing managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Purchasing managers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Purchasing managers, by average wage, is Apparel, piece goods, & notions merchant wholesalers. Purchasing managers are paid most in Inner Mission & Castro PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Centreville (North & West) & Chantilly (South & West) PUMA, VA.


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Demographic information on Purchasing managers in the US. The average age of male Purchasing managers in the workforce is 46.7 and of female Purchasing managers is 45.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Purchasing managers is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Purchasing managers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Purchasing managers is Business but a relatively high number of Purchasing managers hold a major in Applied Sciences.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Purchasing managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Purchasing managers need many skills, but most especially Persuasion, Management of Financial Resources, and Negotiation. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Purchasing managers need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Negotiation.

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Projections on wages and job growth for Purchasing managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Purchasing managers are expected to see a growth of 5.5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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