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Purchasing Supervisors Job, Salary, and School Information

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Purchasing Supervisors

Purchasing Supervisors



Training and Education

A bachelor’s or higher degree plus work experience is often required to work in this field. Survey data provided by the government shows that 57% of employees have a bachelor’s degree or higher. 28% of purchasing supervisors attended college but do not have a degree. 15% of workers were able to find a job with only a high school education.



Part-Time Work and Self-Employment

Of those working as employees 2% work fewer than 40 hours per week. Around 3% of purchasing supervisors are independent contractors.


Video Overview

A quick recap of the work for purchasing supervisors. Produced for the US Dept. of Labor.



Salaries by City

See typical salaries and ranges for this career below*. Shift click to sort by more than one column — for example first shift-click on state and then shift-click on salary to find best and worst salaries in each state.

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StateCity / RegionTypical SalarySalary RangeJob Count% of All Jobs
AKAnchorage$95250$65K – $171K600.03%
ALBirmingham – Hoover$89460$62K – $167K2200.05%
ALHuntsville$111380$70K – $143K3300.16%
ALMobile$99920$52K – $162K600.03%
ALMontgomery$81550$63K – $138K700.04%
ALTuscaloosa$103310$57K – $145K300.04%
ARFayetteville – Springdale – Rogers$143590$78K – N/A1800.09%
ARFort Smith$90260$59K – N/A400.04%
ARLittle Rock – North Little Rock – Conway$69300$47K – $119K1200.03%
AZPhoenix – Mesa – Glendale$95700$56K – $151K10100.06%
AZTucson$100890$62K – $149K1600.04%
CABakersfield – Delano$96020$55K – $140K800.03%
CAFresno$94260$65K – $158K800.03%
CALos Angeles – Long Beach – Glendale (Metro Area)$108930$61K – $185K22200.06%
CAModesto$106350$65K – $154K500.03%
CAOakland – Fremont – Hayward (Metro Area)$121440$70K – $180K7000.07%
CAOxnard – Thousand Oaks – Ventura$106560$68K – N/A1700.06%
CARiverside – San Bernardino – Ontario$87860$59K – $157K4200.04%
CASacramento – Arden – Arcade – Roseville$105230$64K – $168K2600.03%
CASalinas$100040$59K – N/A400.03%
CASan Diego – Carlsbad – San Marcos$108680$61K – $155K7600.06%
CASan Francisco – San Mateo – Redwood City (Metro Area)$127470$79K – $187K5400.05%
CASan Jose – Sunnyvale – Santa Clara$132310$67K – N/A8300.09%
CASanta Ana – Anaheim – Irvine (Metro Area)$99670$66K – $171K8800.06%
CASanta Barbara – Santa Maria – Goleta$102620$68K – $169K800.05%
CASanta Cruz – Watsonville$72830$51K – $101K600.07%
CASanta Rosa – Petaluma$106150$67K – $151K900.05%
CAStockton$86500$64K – $140K600.03%
CAVallejo – Fairfield$125580$72K – $148K300.03%
COBoulder$110260$84K – $144K400.03%
COColorado Springs$114000$81K – $138K400.01%
CODenver – Aurora – Broomfield$121600$82K – $179K4200.03%
COFort Collins – Loveland$103720$79K – $145K400.03%
COGreeley$103440$66K – $141K400.05%
CTBridgeport – Stamford – Norwalk$99860$62K – $179K4700.11%
CTDanbury$107100$49K – $186K700.11%
CTHartford – West Hartford – East Hartford$96450$61K – $142K6200.11%
CTNew Haven$91570$59K – $148K1800.07%
CTNorwich – New London$85070$44K – $134K800.06%
CTWaterbury$87720$58K – $161K400.07%
DCWashington – Arlington – Alexandria (Metro Area)$126240$97K – $155K36000.15%
DEWilmington (Metro Area)$119650$82K – $154K1100.03%
FLCape Coral – Fort Myers$93350$63K – N/A400.02%
FLFort Lauderdale – Pompano Beach – Deerfield Beach (Metro Area)$95980$61K – $143K1900.03%
FLJacksonville$113060$68K – N/A1400.02%
FLLakeland – Winter Haven$111040$89K – $153K400.02%
FLMiami – Miami Beach – Kendall (Metro Area)$125270$69K – N/A2800.03%
FLNorth Port – Bradenton – Sarasota$103110$68K – $147K600.02%
FLOrlando – Kissimmee – Sanford$103860$65K – $168K2100.02%
FLPalm Bay – Melbourne – Titusville$116030$80K – $165K800.04%
FLTampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater$93000$60K – $142K3100.03%
FLWest Palm Beach – Boca Raton – Boynton Beach (Metro Area)$103840$67K – $166K1200.02%
GAAtlanta – Sandy Springs – Marietta$110890$66K – N/A14800.07%
GAAugusta – Richmond County$101570$60K – $147K800.04%
GAColumbus$76280$62K – $155K400.04%
GASavannah$102840$78K – $129K1500.10%
HIHonolulu$68790$39K – $128K1800.04%
IACedar Rapids$80270$46K – $132K500.04%
IADavenport – Moline – Rock Island$89850$43K – $135K1200.07%
IADes Moines – West Des Moines$80480$49K – $122K700.02%
IAWaterloo – Cedar Falls$75320$50K – $102K500.05%
IDBoise City – Nampa$80130$50K – $119K1400.05%
ILChampaign – Urbana$85960$44K – $138K600.07%
ILChicago – Joliet – Naperville (Metro Area)$84550$50K – $139K25200.07%
ILLake County – Kenosha County (Metro Area)$87960$54K – $154K5200.14%
ILPeoria$119290$65K – $182K2400.13%
ILRockford$75460$49K – $119K1100.08%
ILSpringfield$58600$40K – $122K400.04%
INColumbus$108120$84K – $143K1100.25%
INElkhart – Goshen$73720$52K – $119K1200.11%
INEvansville$82850$54K – $118K700.04%
INFort Wayne$68300$43K – $118K1600.08%
INGary (Metro Area)$89670$61K – $134K1100.04%
INIndianapolis – Carmel$95390$54K – $133K4300.05%
INSouth Bend – Mishawaka$81600$46K – $125K800.06%
INTerre Haute$73960$55K – $93K300.05%
KSTopeka$70310$53K – $116K400.03%
KSWichita$89920$60K – $129K2400.09%
KYLexington – Fayette$59310$41K – $117K1900.08%
KYLouisville – Jefferson County$84620$53K – $157K3500.06%
LABaton Rouge$66410$46K – $123K1800.05%
LAHouma – Bayou Cane – Thibodaux$75930$44K – $95K500.06%
LALafayette$67520$44K – $131K800.05%
LANew Orleans – Metairie – Kenner$67650$40K – $116K2400.05%
LAShreveport – Bossier City$64620$44K – $110K500.03%
MABoston – Cambridge – Quincy (Metro Area)$102260$62K – $156K12600.07%
MABrockton – Bridgewater – Easton (Metro Area)$68840$48K – $143K500.06%
MAFramingham (Metro Area)$119930$71K – $180K1800.11%
MAHaverhill – North Andover – Amesbury (Metro Area)$93650$66K – $134K500.07%
MALawrence – Methuen – Salem (Metro Area)$83790$62K – $155K400.06%
MALeominster – Fitchburg – Gardner$87830$62K – $135K300.07%
MALowell – Billerica – Chelmsford (Metro Area)$115190$72K – $182K1200.10%
MANew Bedford$94860$40K – $180K300.05%
MAPeabody (Metro Area)$82440$46K – $156K900.09%
MASpringfield$86480$63K – $124K2000.07%
MATaunton – Norton – Raynham (Metro Area)$109020$78K – $150K600.13%
MAWorcester$91610$57K – $167K1700.07%
MDBaltimore – Towson$115710$68K – $149K6900.05%
MDBethesda – Rockville – Frederick (Metro Area)$127600$101K – $155K4400.08%
MDSalisburyN/AN/A – N/A300.06%
MEPortland – South Portland – Biddeford$87720$59K – $119K1200.06%
MIAnn Arbor$90040$48K – $138K1000.05%
MIBattle Creek$113020$62K – $145K400.07%
MIDetroit – Livonia – Dearborn (Metro Area)$106010$57K – $172K4700.07%
MIFlint$70560$43K – $125K300.03%
MIGrand Rapids – Wyoming$80360$53K – $119K3600.09%
MIHolland – Grand Haven$87530$55K – $131K1100.11%
MIKalamazoo – Portage$82790$39K – $128K1200.09%
MILansing – East Lansing$72470$44K – $106K900.05%
MIMonroe$83510$53K – $127K300.08%
MIMuskegon – Norton Shores$83980$54K – $118K400.06%
MINiles – Benton Harbor$97590$70K – $122K1100.19%
MISaginaw – Saginaw Township North$93210$41K – $135K600.07%
MIWarren – Troy – Farmington Hills (Metro Area)$96010$55K – $149K8100.08%
MNDuluth$85870$40K – $142K800.06%
MNMinneapolis – St. Paul – Bloomington$102340$65K – $162K20500.12%
MNRochester$89940$66K – $151K700.07%
MNSt. Cloud$91360$57K – $140K400.05%
MOKansas City$102960$60K – $156K5000.05%
MOSpringfield$90040$50K – $176K500.03%
MOSt. Louis$110980$64K – $174K7300.06%
MSGulfport – Biloxi$84920$43K – $133K400.04%
MSJackson$78800$44K – $130K1300.05%
NCAsheville$76740$54K – $131K600.03%
NCCharlotte – Gastonia – Rock Hill$97640$64K – $171K5200.06%
NCDurham – Chapel Hill$116250$76K – $163K2900.11%
NCFayetteville$109600$48K – $137K300.02%
NCGreensboro – High Point$87510$56K – $146K1900.06%
NCGreenville$108480$60K – $167K300.05%
NCHickory – Lenoir – Morganton$83820$49K – $128K700.05%
NCRaleigh – Cary$101520$68K – $146K$61K – $113K400.06%
NCWilmington$96690$51K – $186K30