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Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents Pay Salary

The median annual wage of purchasing managers, buyers, and purchasing agents was $58,360 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $34,110, and the top 10 percent earned more than $105,610.

The median wages of purchasing managers, buyers, and purchasing agent occupations in May 2010 were as follows:

Most purchasing managers and agents work full time. Overtime is common in this occupation. In 2010, about 30 percent of purchasing managers and 20 percent of buyers and purchasing agents worked more than 40 hours per week.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition