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Occupational Employment Statistics


11-3061 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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 809$50.42/hr$32.64/hr$40.50/hr$50.51/hr$59.28/hr$66.92/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining10$66.55/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities270$61.19/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/A$81.82/hr
Professional and Business Services480$83.35/hr
Education and Health Services110$50.72/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration40$61.54/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 10$55.84/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 20$59.00/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$47.31/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 20$59.83/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$50.03/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$49.13/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 30$42.70/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$51.57/hr0.0%
Southwest Balance of State 40$48.35/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 40$44.98/hr4.8%
Southwest Minnesota 50$48.09/hr7.5%
Southeast Balance of State 60$51.94/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 70$53.73/hr4.3%
Central Minnesota 80$50.51/hr5.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,220$65.66/hr4.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,270$64.90/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,550$61.59/hr4.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 2,780$50.73/hr4.0%
Sales Managers 9,240$64.79/hr3.6%
Logisticians 3,010$37.40/hr29.0%
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 2,720$42.57/hr-3.3%
Marketing Managers 7,750$76.65/hr5.7%
Chief Executives 7,270$82.15/hr-8.1%
Cost Estimators 3,790$35.99/hr0.1%
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 23,510$32.32/hr-4.4%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 4,120$29.81/hr0.4%
General and Operations Managers 73,910$43.50/hr6.9%

  • Maintain records of goods ordered and received.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying, selling, and distributing materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies.
  • Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them to determine product availability and terms of sales.
  • Administer online purchasing systems.
  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
  • Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers.
  • Develop cost reduction strategies and savings plans.
  • Represent companies in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers.
  • Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products, or substitute materials.