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Purchasing Supervisors


Training and Education

Fast Facts*
Recommended Degree LevelBachelor
Salary, Typical$100,170
Salary Range$57K - $159K
Number of Jobs, 201269,400
Annual Job Growth Rate3.6%
Job Openings per Year (est.)2,560

A bachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience is often required to work in this field. Survey data provided by the government shows that 57% of employees have a bachelor's degree or higher. 28% of purchasing supervisors attended college, but do not have a degree. 15% of workers were able to find a job with only a high school education.


Part-Time Work and Self-Employment

Of those working as employees, 2% work fewer than 40 hours per week. Around 3% of purchasing supervisors are independent contractors.


Video Overview

A quick recap of the work for purchasing supervisors. Produced for the US Dept. of Labor.


Salaries by City

See typical salaries and ranges for this career below*. Shift click to sort by more than one column -- for example first shift-click on state and then shift-click on salary to find best and worst salaries in each state.

StateCity / RegionTypical SalarySalary RangeJob Count% of All Jobs
AKAnchorage$95,250$65K - $171K600.03%
ALBirmingham - Hoover$89,460$62K - $167K2200.05%
ALHuntsville$111,380$70K - $143K3300.16%
ALMobile$99,920$52K - $162K600.03%
ALMontgomery$81,550$63K - $138K700.04%
ALTuscaloosa$103,310$57K - $145K300.04%
ARFayetteville - Springdale - Rogers$143,590$78K - N/A1800.09%
ARFort Smith$90,260$59K - N/A400.04%
ARLittle Rock - North Little Rock - Conway$69,300$47K - $119K1200.03%
AZPhoenix - Mesa - Glendale$95,700$56K - $151K1,0100.06%
AZTucson$100,890$62K - $149K1600.04%
CABakersfield - Delano$96,020$55K - $140K800.03%
CAFresno$94,260$65K - $158K800.03%
CALos Angeles - Long Beach - Glendale (Metro Area)$108,930$61K - $185K2,2200.06%
CAModesto$106,350$65K - $154K500.03%
CAOakland - Fremont - Hayward (Metro Area)$121,440$70K - $180K7000.07%
CAOxnard - Thousand Oaks - Ventura$106,560$68K - N/A1700.06%
CARiverside - San Bernardino - Ontario$87,860$59K - $157K4200.04%
CASacramento - Arden - Arcade - Roseville$105,230$64K - $168K2600.03%
CASalinas$100,040$59K - N/A400.03%
CASan Diego - Carlsbad - San Marcos$108,680$61K - $155K7600.06%
CASan Francisco - San Mateo - Redwood City (Metro Area)$127,470$79K - $187K5400.05%
CASan Jose - Sunnyvale - Santa Clara$132,310$67K - N/A8300.09%
CASanta Ana - Anaheim - Irvine (Metro Area)$99,670$66K - $171K8800.06%
CASanta Barbara - Santa Maria - Goleta$102,620$68K - $169K800.05%
CASanta Cruz - Watsonville$72,830$51K - $101K600.07%
CASanta Rosa - Petaluma$106,150$67K - $151K900.05%
CAStockton$86,500$64K - $140K600.03%
CAVallejo - Fairfield$125,580$72K - $148K300.03%
COBoulder$110,260$84K - $144K400.03%
COColorado Springs$114,000$81K - $138K400.01%
CODenver - Aurora - Broomfield$121,600$82K - $179K4200.03%
COFort Collins - Loveland$103,720$79K - $145K400.03%
COGreeley$103,440$66K - $141K400.05%
CTBridgeport - Stamford - Norwalk$99,860$62K - $179K4700.11%
CTDanbury$107,100$49K - $186K700.11%
CTHartford - West Hartford - East Hartford$96,450$61K - $142K6200.11%
CTNew Haven$91,570$59K - $148K1800.07%
CTNorwich - New London$85,070$44K - $134K800.06%
CTWaterbury$87,720$58K - $161K400.07%
DCWashington - Arlington - Alexandria (Metro Area)$126,240$97K - $155K3,6000.15%
DEWilmington (Metro Area)$119,650$82K - $154K1100.03%
FLCape Coral - Fort Myers$93,350$63K - N/A400.02%
FLFort Lauderdale - Pompano Beach - Deerfield Beach (Metro Area)$95,980$61K - $143K1900.03%
FLJacksonville$113,060$68K - N/A1400.02%
FLLakeland - Winter Haven$111,040$89K - $153K400.02%
FLMiami - Miami Beach - Kendall (Metro Area)$125,270$69K - N/A2800.03%
FLNorth Port - Bradenton - Sarasota$103,110$68K - $147K600.02%
FLOrlando - Kissimmee - Sanford$103,860$65K - $168K2100.02%
FLPalm Bay - Melbourne - Titusville$116,030$80K - $165K800.04%
FLTampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater$93,000$60K - $142K3100.03%
FLWest Palm Beach - Boca Raton - Boynton Beach (Metro Area)$103,840$67K - $166K1200.02%
GAAtlanta - Sandy Springs - Marietta$110,890$66K - N/A1,4800.07%
GAAugusta - Richmond County$101,570$60K - $147K800.04%
GAColumbus$76,280$62K - $155K400.04%
GASavannah$102,840$78K - $129K1500.10%
HIHonolulu$68,790$39K - $128K1800.04%
IACedar Rapids$80,270$46K - $132K500.04%
IADavenport - Moline - Rock Island$89,850$43K - $135K1200.07%
IADes Moines - West Des Moines$80,480$49K - $122K700.02%
IAWaterloo - Cedar Falls$75,320$50K - $102K500.05%
IDBoise City - Nampa$80,130$50K - $119K1400.05%
ILChampaign - Urbana$85,960$44K - $138K600.07%
ILChicago - Joliet - Naperville (Metro Area)$84,550$50K - $139K2,5200.07%
ILLake County - Kenosha County (Metro Area)$87,960$54K - $154K5200.14%
ILPeoria$119,290$65K - $182K2400.13%
ILRockford$75,460$49K - $119K1100.08%
ILSpringfield$58,600$40K - $122K400.04%
INColumbus$108,120$84K - $143K1100.25%
INElkhart - Goshen$73,720$52K - $119K1200.11%
INEvansville$82,850$54K - $118K700.04%
INFort Wayne$68,300$43K - $118K1600.08%
INGary (Metro Area)$89,670$61K - $134K1100.04%
INIndianapolis - Carmel$95,390$54K - $133K4300.05%
INSouth Bend - Mishawaka$81,600$46K - $125K800.06%
INTerre Haute$73,960$55K - $93K300.05%
KSTopeka$70,310$53K - $116K400.03%
KSWichita$89,920$60K - $129K2400.09%
KYLexington - Fayette$59,310$41K - $117K1900.08%
KYLouisville - Jefferson County$84,620$53K - $157K3500.06%
LABaton Rouge$66,410$46K - $123K1800.05%
LAHouma - Bayou Cane - Thibodaux$75,930$44K - $95K500.06%
LALafayette$67,520$44K - $131K800.05%
LANew Orleans - Metairie - Kenner$67,650$40K - $116K2400.05%
LAShreveport - Bossier City$64,620$44K - $110K500.03%
MABoston - Cambridge - Quincy (Metro Area)$102,260$62K - $156K1,2600.07%
MABrockton - Bridgewater - Easton (Metro Area)$68,840$48K - $143K500.06%
MAFramingham (Metro Area)$119,930$71K - $180K1800.11%
MAHaverhill - North Andover - Amesbury (Metro Area)$93,650$66K - $134K500.07%
MALawrence - Methuen - Salem (Metro Area)$83,790$62K - $155K400.06%
MALeominster - Fitchburg - Gardner$87,830$62K - $135K300.07%
MALowell - Billerica - Chelmsford (Metro Area)$115,190$72K - $182K1200.10%
MANew Bedford$94,860$40K - $180K300.05%
MAPeabody (Metro Area)$82,440$46K - $156K900.09%
MASpringfield$86,480$63K - $124K2000.07%
MATaunton - Norton - Raynham (Metro Area)$109,020$78K - $150K600.13%
MAWorcester$91,610$57K - $167K1700.07%
MDBaltimore - Towson$115,710$68K - $149K6900.05%
MDBethesda - Rockville - Frederick (Metro Area)$127,600$101K - $155K4400.08%
MDSalisburyN/AN/A - N/A300.06%
MEPortland - South Portland - Biddeford$87,720$59K - $119K1200.06%
MIAnn Arbor$90,040$48K - $138K1000.05%
MIBattle Creek$113,020$62K - $145K400.07%
MIDetroit - Livonia - Dearborn (Metro Area)$106,010$57K - $172K4700.07%
MIFlint$70,560$43K - $125K300.03%
MIGrand Rapids - Wyoming$80,360$53K - $119K3600.09%
MIHolland - Grand Haven$87,530$55K - $131K1100.11%
MIKalamazoo - Portage$82,790$39K - $128K1200.09%
MILansing - East Lansing$72,470$44K - $106K900.05%
MIMonroe$83,510$53K - $127K300.08%
MIMuskegon - Norton Shores$83,980$54K - $118K400.06%
MINiles - Benton Harbor$97,590$70K - $122K1100.19%
MISaginaw - Saginaw Township North$93,210$41K - $135K600.07%
MIWarren - Troy - Farmington Hills (Metro Area)$96,010$55K - $149K8100.08%
MNDuluth$85,870$40K - $142K800.06%
MNMinneapolis - St. Paul - Bloomington$102,340$65K - $162K2,0500.12%
MNRochester$89,940$66K - $151K700.07%
MNSt. Cloud$91,360$57K - $140K400.05%
MOKansas City$102,960$60K - $156K5000.05%
MOSpringfield$90,040$50K - $176K500.03%
MOSt. Louis$110,980$64K - $174K7300.06%
MSGulfport - Biloxi$84,920$43K - $133K400.04%
MSJackson$78,800$44K - $130K1300.05%
NCAsheville$76,740$54K - $131K600.03%
NCCharlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill$97,640$64K - $171K5200.06%
NCDurham - Chapel Hill$116,250$76K - $163K2900.11%
NCFayetteville$109,600$48K - $137K300.02%
NCGreensboro - High Point$87,510$56K - $146K1900.06%
NCGreenville$108,480$60K - $167K300.05%
NCHickory - Lenoir - Morganton$83,820$49K - $128K700.05%
NCRaleigh - Cary$101,520$68K - $146K2500.05%
NCRocky Mount$88,440$61K - $113K400.06%
NCWilmington$96,690$51K - $186K300.02%
NCWinston - Salem$97,510$65K - $151K1100.06%
NDFargo$97,900$61K - $145K700.06%
NELincoln$79,850$60K - $112K400.02%
NEOmaha - Council Bluffs$96,300$63K - $151K1100.03%
NHManchester$87,820$69K - $130K400.04%
NHNashua (Metro Area)$106,080$65K - $169K1300.10%
NHPortsmouth$119,240$59K - $180K600.10%
NJAtlantic City - Hammonton$97,160$61K - $132K500.04%
NJCamden (Metro Area)$119,330$84K - $178K2400.05%
NJEdison - New Brunswick (Metro Area)$122,250$78K - $174K6200.06%
NJNewark - Union (Metro Area)$119,020$73K - $181K5500.06%
NJTrenton - Ewing$112,970$58K - $173K1200.05%
NMAlbuquerque$83,410$54K - $132K1300.03%
NVLas Vegas - Paradise$98,510$57K - $149K2600.03%
NVReno - Sparks$89,520$62K - $137KN/AN/A
NYAlbany - Schenectady - Troy$89,720$64K - $147K2600.06%
NYBinghamton$93,610$67K - $137K500.05%
NYBuffalo - Niagara Falls$90,660$59K - $146K2100.04%
NYNassau - Suffolk (Metro Area)$124,810$75K - $185K5200.04%
NYNew York - White Plains - Wayne (Metro Area)$132,280$76K - N/A2,7800.05%
NYPoughkeepsie - Newburgh - Middletown$121,620$77K - $168K1000.04%
NYRochester$93,310$64K - $152K2800.06%
NYSyracuse$102,260$57K - $148K1100.04%
NYUtica - Rome$101,040$62K - $136KN/AN/A
OHAkron$85,920$51K - $136K3100.10%
OHCanton - Massillon$70,200$49K - $121K700.05%
OHCincinnati - Middletown$96,290$64K - $148K6800.07%
OHCleveland - Elyria - Mentor$94,650$59K - $151K6700.07%
OHColumbus$99,570$67K - $168K3600.04%
OHDayton$111,570$67K - $139K2400.07%
OHToledo$92,560$56K - $145K900.03%
OHYoungstown - Warren - Boardman$81,890$53K - $136K500.02%
OKOklahoma City$81,870$51K - $125K2900.05%
OKTulsa$83,040$50K - $128K1900.05%
OREugene - Springfield$73,320$44K - $112K500.04%
ORPortland - Vancouver - Hillsboro$91,630$59K - $137K7000.07%
ORSalem$71,760$58K - $93K1200.08%
PAAllentown - Bethlehem - Easton$113,230$66K - $186K2400.07%
PAErie$91,550$57K - $145K400.03%
PAHarrisburg - Carlisle$107,810$65K - $156K1700.05%
PALancaster$90,890$65K - $140K600.03%
PAPhiladelphia (Metro Area)$120,030$71K - N/A8500.05%
PAPittsburgh$107,770$69K - $149K5000.04%
PAReading$112,360$70K - $184K500.03%
PAScranton - Wilkes - Barre$99,150$55K - N/A500.02%
PAYork - Hanover$77,790$62K - $134K800.05%
PRSan Juan - Caguas - Guaynabo$53,480$31K - $103K2600.04%
RIProvidence - Fall River - Warwick$95,960$58K - $143K2600.05%
SCCharleston - North Charleston - Summerville$89,800$58K - $124K1300.04%
SCColumbia$73,830$53K - $117K1900.06%
SCFlorence$72,030$60K - $132K500.06%
SCGreenville - Mauldin - Easley$82,930$35K - $143K1500.05%
SCSpartanburg$85,940$52K - $140K600.05%
TNChattanooga$86,220$51K - $139K1100.05%
TNClarksville$73,950$49K - $110K500.06%
TNJackson$63,490$45K - $97K300.05%
TNJohnson City$57,630$28K - $128K500.06%
TNKingsport - Bristol - Bristol$94,110$46K - $151K800.07%
TNKnoxville$76,430$39K - $137K2500.08%
TNMemphis$83,610$47K - $168K4300.07%
TNMorristown$75,900$36K - $111K400.09%
TNNashville - Davidson - Murfreesboro - Franklin$73,910$41K - $122K5200.07%
TXAustin - Round Rock - San Marcos$120,670$67K - N/A4300.05%
TXBeaumont - Port Arthur$91,210$45K - $154K400.02%
TXBrownsville - Harlingen$83,060$52K - $129K300.02%
TXCorpus Christi$86,640$43K - $142K500.03%
TXDallas - Plano - Irving (Metro Area)$104,690$38K - $167K1,1500.05%
TXEl Paso$94,010$53K - $140K500.02%
TXFort Worth - Arlington (Metro Area)$103,750$56K - $153K3600.04%
TXHouston - Sugar Land - Baytown$119,660$69K - $180K1,5400.06%
TXSan Antonio - New Braunfels$96,640$55K - $149K3500.04%
UTOgden - Clearfield$109,580$65K - $148K1000.05%
UTProvo - Orem$87,220$55K - $116K500.03%
UTSalt Lake City$89,990$60K - $137K2300.04%
VACharlottesville$93,950$63K - $151K500.05%
VALynchburg$111,650$66K - $164K500.05%
VARichmond$104,240$64K - $154K3900.06%
VARoanoke$94,030$62K - $145K400.03%
VAVirginia Beach - Norfolk - Newport News$101,500$58K - $138K3900.05%
VAWinchester$115,710$67K - $144K300.06%
VTBurlington - South Burlington$89,170$47K - $126K1100.09%
WAKennewick - Pasco - Richland$120,260$80K - $160K900.10%
WAOlympia$80,090$67K - $126K400.05%
WASeattle - Bellevue - Everett (Metro Area)$113,340$65K - $178K1,2900.09%
WASpokane$83,270$53K - $120K800.04%
WATacoma (Metro Area)$81,350$63K - $117K900.03%
WIAppleton$84,130$63K - $124K500.04%
WIEau Claire$72,640$51K - $124K400.06%
WIFond du Lac$63,570$44K - $115K300.08%
WIGreen Bay$88,040$53K - $166K1100.07%
WIJanesville$86,720$40K - $135K400.06%
WIMadison$93,370$61K - $162K2800.08%
WIMilwaukee - Waukesha - West Allis$89,930$61K - $162K6800.08%
WIOshkosh - Neenah$88,770$59K - $133K1000.12%
WIRacine$83,900$62K - $119K700.09%
WIWausau$73,570$37K - $101K400.07%

Area Job Conditions

On a per capita basis, there are more jobs for employees in Columbus (Indiana), Niles (Michigan), and Battle Creek (Michigan), and fewer jobs in Tallahassee (Florida), El Paso (Texas), and Bakersfield (California).

Compensation for purchasing supervisors is the most in Washington (District of Columbia), Bethesda (Maryland), and Austin (Texas), and the lowest in Jackson (Tennessee), Johnson City (Tennessee), and Shreveport (Louisiana).