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 10014$45.65/hr$32.96/hr$38.93/hr$45.26/hr$51.31/hr$61.79/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities440$53.50/hr
Financial Activities130$67.08/hr
Professional and Business Services620$67.31/hr
Education and Health Services80$47.92/hr
Leisure and Hospitality10$34.86/hr
Other Services10$47.19/hr
Public Administration40$51.50/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$53.48/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$58.60/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$48.55/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$47.18/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$46.08/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$52.23/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 40$56.26/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$53.39/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 50$53.19/hr-2.4%
Northwest Balance of State 80$45.26/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 90$48.73/hr3.3%
Northwest Minnesota 100$45.26/hr21.5%
Southeast Balance of State 100$46.68/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 110$48.74/hr7.6%
Central Minnesota 150$50.71/hr-1.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,610$59.24/hr5.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,690$58.96/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,050$56.89/hr6.8%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 3,470$39.36/hr5.4%
Logisticians 3,280$35.22/hr9.6%
Sales Managers 10,700$59.21/hr6.1%
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 2,550$46.77/hr7.0%
Marketing Managers 8,350$65.97/hr8.3%
Financial Managers 15,750$60.42/hr16.8%
Cost Estimators 4,480$31.12/hr6.6%
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 21,470$29.47/hr1.6%
General and Operations Managers 44,010$48.24/hr7.4%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 3,960$29.79/hr10.0%

  • 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.