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Purchasing Managers

Civilian:

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.

Military:

The military buys billions of dollars worth of equipment, supplies, and services from private industry each year. The services must make sure their purchases meet military specifications and are made at a fair price. Purchasing and contracting managers negotiate, write, and monitor contracts for purchasing equipment, materials, and services.

Job Titles

  • Buyer
  • Circuit Rider
  • Circuit Walker
  • Commissary Superintendent
  • Commodity Manager

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Nationwide Salary Average*

Civilian:
$100,170
Military:
$110,866

*Average calculated based on median level of pay

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Data supplied by Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center of Education Statistics, Defense Manpower Data Center. (View our update schedule). Contact any business, college or military service branch to answer additional questions.