Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Purchasing Managers (11-3061)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 178 189 6.18 4 11 16
United States 71700 74500 0.0 1800 4300 6400
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 63.78 35.85 46.35 60.55 76.04 95.01
Alaska 52.37 29.42 40.21 50.90 61.25 76.16
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 53.31 28.94 41.22 50.61 61.62 79.55
Balance of State 53.03 29.69 42.59 52.41 62.05 75.74

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.