Purchasing Managers (11-3061)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 182188 3.35 915
United States 73,90077,900 5.52,200 3,7006,300

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 58.5632.0441.67 55.6570.5787.87
Alaska 50.0429.5137.53 53.7861.3067.19
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 50.1430.8241.20 53.7760.5364.65
Balance of State 46.7227.0732.70 50.3059.9770.45

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
19819 9.666.8 51.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation38
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation27
UI claimants previously working in occupation14
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 206
Number of job position postings 12
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 17.2

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: More than 5 years On-the-job training: None