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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 16043$46.46/hr$35.83/hr$42.01/hr$46.32/hr$50.69/hr$59.49/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities550$53.81/hr
Financial Activities130$63.19/hr
Professional and Business Services580$62.99/hr
Education and Health Services90$48.36/hr
Leisure and Hospitality10$32.29/hr
Other Services20$45.54/hr
Public Administration30$50.78/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 20$53.89/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$49.22/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$46.99/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$46.11/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$51.23/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$50.97/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 50$47.64/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50N/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$53.06/hr-2.4%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$56.27/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 70$50.13/hr3.3%
Southeast Balance of State 90$48.30/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 110$47.87/hr7.6%
Northwest Balance of State 130$46.37/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 160$46.32/hr21.5%
Central Minnesota 180$48.77/hr-1.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,650$57.27/hr5.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,700$57.08/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,140$54.84/hr6.8%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Managers, All Other 9,350$58.02/hrN/A
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 3,360$37.82/hr5.4%
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 24,660$32.24/hr7.9%
Logisticians 3,020$34.78/hr9.6%
Sales Managers 11,120$58.06/hr6.1%
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 2,260$46.96/hr7.0%
Marketing Managers 8,390$64.19/hr8.3%
Financial Specialists, All Other 3,320$32.08/hr8.9%
Financial Managers 15,610$59.40/hr16.8%
Cost Estimators 4,460$30.73/hr6.6%

  • 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.