Purchasing Managers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
38%
risk level
POLLING
44%
Based on 133 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
3.8%
by year 2032
WAGES
$136,380
or $65.56 per hour
Volume
77,530
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
6.1/10

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Automation risk

38% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Negotiation

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Persuasion

  • Originality

User poll

44% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, employees may be able to find reassurance in the automated risk level we have generated, which shows 38% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Purchasing Managers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Purchasing Managers' job openings is expected to rise 3.8% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Purchasing Managers' was $136,380, or $65 per hour

'Purchasing Managers' were paid 183.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 77,530 people employed as 'Purchasing Managers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.05% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Purchasing Managers'.

Job 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.

SOC Code: 11-3061.00

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Comments

Laércio Almeida says
Little chance of Purchasing occupation being replaced by robot or A.I. - But it is extremely necessary to keep updated in relation to new technologies, A.I., algorithms, analytical support, electronic reverse auction tools, e-contract automatization, etc ...
Apr 16, 2020 at 05:30 PM
GERARDO D'AGOSTINO (Moderate) says
With the Robots, AI, and the standardization will be do the automated purchasing system.
Dec 13, 2019 at 04:13 AM
Sibele Miyagi (Low) says
Because the occupation is very strategic
Nov 21, 2019 at 03:49 PM

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