Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.
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Our visitors have voted that it's unclear if this occupation will be replaced. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 45% chance of automation.
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The number of 'Purchasing Managers' job openings is expected to rise 3.8% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Purchasing Managers' was $131,350, or $63.14 per hour
'Purchasing Managers' were paid 183.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 75,070 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.
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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