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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 2016

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

     
Metro Area Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anaheim 3420 $110,450
Long Beach 3420 $110,450
Los Angeles 3420 $110,450
Dallas 1900 $117,650
Fort Worth 1900 $117,650
Arlington 1900 $117,650
Houston 1700 $136,310
The Woodlands 1700 $136,310
Sugar Land 1700 $136,310
Seattle 1570 $129,670
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Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Purchasing Managers

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Most Popular Industries for :
Purchasing Managers

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

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

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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With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.

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  • Business Administration, BA - Finance
  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
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  • Has online help centers that offer assistance with writing, statistics, medical assisting, and more.
  • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
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