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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 184193 4.91 45
United States 73,00073,700 1.070 1,7201,790

Job outlook

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


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 54.8729.2538.40 51.9866.8783.15
Alaska 54.6231.0238.94 52.9163.2582.51
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 58.6132.0641.97 56.4768.4789.01
Balance of State 45.3129.7134.99 43.0352.4967.87

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
20218 8.966.5 50.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation42
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation32
UI claimants previously working in occupation11
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 180
Number of job position postings 17
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 10.6

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