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Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Purchasing Managers

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Purchasing Managers jobs , as of 2015

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Huntsville 320 $116,960
Hoover 190 $95,290
Birmingham 190 $95,290
Mobile 70 $106,220
Montgomery 50 $89,620
Tuscaloosa 30 $108,630
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 110 $117,470
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Phoenix 1280 $102,960
Scottsdale 1280 $102,960
Mesa 1280 $102,960
Tucson 150 $69,710
Sierra Vista 30 $115,070
Douglas 30 $115,070
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 180 $61,240
North Little Rock 180 $61,240
Little Rock 180 $61,240
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anaheim 3480 $101,760
Long Beach 3480 $101,760
Los Angeles 3480 $101,760
Oakland 1460 $124,950
Hayward 1460 $124,950
San Francisco 1460 $124,950
Sunnyvale 960 $139,450
Santa Clara 960 $139,450
San Jose 960 $139,450
Carlsbad 870 $116,060
San Diego 870 $116,060
San Bernardino 410 $94,400
Ontario 410 $94,400
Riverside 410 $94,400
Sacramento 350 $109,100
Arcade 350 $109,100
Arden 350 $109,100
Roseville 350 $109,100
Thousand Oaks 140 $109,500
Oxnard 140 $109,500
Ventura 140 $109,500
Fresno 120 $78,670
Santa Barbara 100 $122,640
Santa Maria 100 $122,640
Santa Rosa 90 $98,800
Bakersfield 70 $99,740
Modesto 60 $89,360
Lodi 60 $98,540
Stockton 60 $98,540
Visalia 40 $87,830
Porterville 40 $87,830
Santa Cruz 30 $85,630
Watsonville 30 $85,630
Vallejo 30 $130,810
Fairfield 30 $130,810
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lakewood 600 $124,530
Aurora 600 $124,530
Denver 600 $124,530
Boulder 80 $129,210
Fort Collins 50 $102,320
Colorado Springs N/A $129,420
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hartford 480 $120,050
East Hartford 480 $120,050
West Hartford 480 $120,050
Bridgeport 370 $117,490
Norwalk 370 $117,490
Stamford 370 $117,490
New Haven 180 $94,950
Danbury 60 $108,360
Waterbury 40 $115,300
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Miami 860 $111,900
West Palm Beach 860 $111,900
Fort Lauderdale 860 $111,900
Tampa 590 $110,040
Clearwater 590 $110,040
St. Petersburg 590 $110,040
Sanford 310 $104,550
Kissimmee 310 $104,550
Orlando 310 $104,550
Jacksonville 180 $117,960
Titusville 90 $121,650
Melbourne 90 $121,650
Palm Bay 90 $121,650
Bradenton 70 $93,220
North Port 70 $93,220
Sarasota 70 $93,220
Winter Haven 50 $94,390
Lakeland 50 $94,390
Fort Walton Beach 30 $114,970
Crestview 30 $114,970
Destin 30 $114,970
Deltona 30 $121,490
Ormond Beach 30 $121,490
Daytona Beach 30 $121,490
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Atlanta 1370 $111,500
Roswell 1370 $111,500
Sandy Springs 1370 $111,500
Savannah 230 $110,550
Warner Robins 30 $118,370
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 230 $96,790
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 170 $75,960
Coeur d'Alene 30 $76,880
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Peoria 240 N/A
Rockford 120 $82,660
Springfield 50 $88,060
Bloomington 40 N/A
Urbana 40 $78,960
Champaign 40 $78,960
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Carmel 480 $97,310
Indianapolis 480 $97,310
Anderson 480 $97,310
Columbus 170 $114,490
Elkhart 140 $75,420
Goshen 140 $75,420
Fort Wayne 110 $85,530
Terre Haute 30 $94,220
Lafayette 30 $128,050
West Lafayette 30 $128,050
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cedar Rapids 130 $105,780
West Des Moines 120 $83,320
Des Moines 120 $83,320
Cedar Falls 40 $68,370
Waterloo 40 $68,370
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 190 $86,470
Topeka 60 $87,200
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Fayette 130 $85,320
Lexington 130 $85,320
Bowling Green N/A $86,380
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baton Rouge 220 $82,790
New Orleans 220 $84,180
Metairie 220 $84,180
Lafayette 130 $65,440
Houma 60 $69,890
Thibodaux 60 $69,890
Shreveport 50 $84,270
Bossier City 50 $84,270
Lake Charles 30 $88,760
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Portland 110 $98,510
Portland 110 $98,510
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baltimore 710 $126,250
Towson 710 $126,250
Columbia 710 $126,250
Lexington Park 80 $128,790
California 80 $128,790
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
New Bedford 50 $112,830
Barnstable Town 40 $90,940
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Warren 1480 $111,750
Detroit 1480 $111,750
Dearborn 1480 $111,750
Grand Rapids 500 $78,850
Wyoming 500 $78,850
Ann Arbor 100 $100,440
Portage 80 $89,000
Kalamazoo 80 $89,000
East Lansing 70 $91,160
Lansing 70 $91,160
Saginaw 60 $109,300
Niles 50 N/A
Benton Harbor 50 N/A
Flint 50 $86,310
Battle Creek 50 $103,050
Muskegon 40 $87,980
Jackson 40 $107,580
Monroe 30 $103,790
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 70 $92,320
St. Cloud 50 $84,380
North Mankato 30 $95,580
Mankato 30 $95,580
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pascagoula 140 $95,100
Biloxi 140 $95,100
Gulfport 140 $95,100
Jackson 90 $80,980
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 50 $102,880
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 60 $91,370
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 380 $90,730
Henderson 380 $90,730
Las Vegas 380 $90,730
Reno 80 $81,450
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 40 $96,410
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Trenton 70 $120,540
Hammonton 60 $103,460
Atlantic City 60 $103,460
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 120 $94,920
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Troy 360 $87,550
Schenectady 360 $87,550
Albany 360 $87,550
Rochester 260 $109,420
Niagara Falls 200 $98,480
Cheektowaga 200 $98,480
Buffalo 200 $98,480
Syracuse 130 $98,430
Rome 30 $92,790
Utica 30 $92,790
Binghamton N/A $77,190
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 300 $112,450
Greensboro 220 $97,070
High Point 220 $97,070
Durham 200 $119,020
Chapel Hill 200 $119,020
Winston 180 $109,100
Salem 180 $109,100
Morganton 130 $101,370
Lenoir 130 $101,370
Hickory 130 $101,370
Rocky Mount 50 $92,540
Fayetteville 40 $100,010
Asheville 30 $100,070
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Elyria 630 $101,260
Cleveland 630 $101,260
Columbus 530 $114,280
Dayton 280 $117,180
Akron 170 $107,060
Toledo 90 $96,080
Canton 30 $90,480
Massillon 30 $90,480
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 390 $86,580
Tulsa 270 $78,130
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Eugene 50 $74,610
Medford 50 $81,140
Salem 40 $89,200
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 370 $115,090
Harrisburg 110 $121,440
Carlisle 110 $121,440
Reading 70 $108,720
Hanover 60 $111,960
York 60 $111,960
Lancaster 50 $96,850
Scranton 50 $112,080
Wilkes 50 $112,080
Hazleton 50 $112,080
Barre 50 $112,080
Erie 40 $82,920
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Caguas 210 $66,090
Carolina 210 $66,090
San Juan 210 $66,090
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbia 190 $74,090
North Charleston 140 $91,100
Charleston 140 $91,100
Mauldin 120 $93,000
Greenville 120 $93,000
Anderson 120 $93,000
Spartanburg 60 $81,220
Florence 50 $129,190
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Murfreesboro 680 $78,520
Nashville 680 $78,520
Davidson 680 $78,520
Franklin 680 $78,520
Knoxville 340 $74,630
Cleveland 60 $94,330
Johnson City 50 $57,590
Morristown 50 $85,720
Jackson 40 $71,050
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
The Woodlands 1700 $139,890
Houston 1700 $139,890
Sugar Land 1700 $139,890
Fort Worth 1440 $117,810
Arlington 1440 $117,810
Dallas 1440 $117,810
New Braunfels 330 $115,640
San Antonio 330 $115,640
Round Rock 290 $113,130
Austin 290 $113,130
Corpus Christi 100 $97,740
El Paso 70 $118,190
Temple 50 $102,390
Killeen 50 $102,390
Beaumont 40 $109,670
Port Arthur 40 $109,670
Midland 40 $131,830
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 260 $101,810
Clearfield 120 $111,790
Ogden 120 $111,790
Provo 80 $91,910
Orem 80 $91,910
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 80 $98,900
Burlington 80 $98,900
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 390 $109,360
Roanoke 50 $108,370
Charlottesville 40 $112,680
Christiansburg 30 $96,730
Radford 30 $96,730
Blacksburg 30 $96,730
Lynchburg 30 $107,970
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bellevue 1500 $123,590
Seattle 1500 $123,590
Tacoma 1500 $123,590
Kennewick 110 $125,610
Richland 110 $125,610
Spokane Valley 100 $85,670
Spokane 100 $85,670
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Waukesha 520 $95,810
West Allis 520 $95,810
Milwaukee 520 $95,810
Madison 120 $84,280
Green Bay 100 $86,330
Appleton 60 $89,040
Oshkosh 50 $83,430
Neenah 50 $83,430
Racine 40 $87,650
Sheboygan 40 $96,940
Wausau 30 $88,190
Fond du Lac 30 $94,680

Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Purchasing Managers

To find out more about building a career as Purchasing Managers, we spoke with professionals in the field across a variety of specialties. Learn about their experiences on the job, the steps they took to complete their education, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Click the link to see a story.

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Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Business Management 9,040 13% $103,910
Government 5,870 8% $96,170
Electronics And Computer 4,930 7% $98,350
Durable Goods Wholesale 4,710 7% $81,890
Automotive And Vehicle Manufacturing 4,230 6% $88,420
Professional And Technical Services 3,980 5% $103,370
Non-durable Goods Wholesale 3,120 4% $82,770
Machinery 3,090 4% $82,430
Metal Products 2,400 3% $75,510
Chemicals 1,910 2% $94,120
Hospital 1,540 2% $82,870
Construction 1,400 2% $91,720
Food 1,160 1% $82,790
Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,160 1% $85,020
Electrical Appliance 1,120 1% $87,740
Education 1,080 1% $82,590
Plastics And Rubber 1,010 1% $75,660
Office Services And Staffing 950 1% $90,110
Online Wholesale 950 1% $80,420
Auto And Auto Parts Dealers 830 1% $81,990
Hardware And Garden Stores 710 1% $67,750
Non-store Retailers 690 1% $88,420
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