Purchasing Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.

Purchasing Managers

About this Career Path

Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.

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Environment

Most purchasing managers work full time. Many work more than 40 hours per week.

Salary Breakdown

Purchasing Managers

$132,660

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$74,570

ENTRY LEVEL

$125,940

MID LEVEL

$197,630

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Purchasing Managers

4,054

Current Available Jobs

79,000

Projected job openings through 2030

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Top Expected Tasks

Purchasing Managers

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Purchasing Managers

K

KNOWLEDGE

Administration and Management

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KNOWLEDGE

English Language

K

KNOWLEDGE

Economics and Accounting

K

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

K

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

S

SKILL

Social Perceptiveness

S

SKILL

Active Listening

S

SKILL

Critical Thinking

S

SKILL

Speaking

S

SKILL

Judgment and Decision Making

A

ABILITY

Fluency of Ideas

A

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

A

ABILITY

Oral Expression

A

ABILITY

Written Comprehension

A

ABILITY

Deductive Reasoning