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Purchasing Managers in Illinois

Is Illinois a good place for you to work as a Purchasing Manager?

6.1% Jobs Projection
$106,850 Median Salary
370 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Purchasing Managers in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Purchasing Managers in Illinois is growing faster than average.

  • Purchasing Managers in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Purchasing Managers Work in Illinois?

In Illinois, there were 4,400 people working as Purchasing Managers in the year 2018.

There were 4,220 Purchasing Managers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 180 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 800 Purchasing Managers working in it, which means Illinois has more Purchasing Managers than average.


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Purchasing Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.4%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 370 annual job openings, and 4,490 total jobs in 2026 for Purchasing Managers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 6,300 annual jobs and 77,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Purchasing Managers Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Purchasing Managers ranged from $64,490 to $165,170 with $106,850 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $31.01 to $79.41. The median hourly rate was $51.37.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $49.47 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.90.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Illinois Metros for Purchasing Managers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Purchasing Managers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,550 $107,560
St. Louis, MO-IL 480 $127,710
Peoria, IL 160 $120,490
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 150 $123,110
Rockford, IL 90 $85,360

Top States for Purchasing Managers Employment

View the list below to see where most Purchasing Managers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 7,870 $134,110
Texas 5,390 $123,470
Illinois 4,400 $106,850
New York 4,020 $133,640
Florida 2,960 $106,160
Virginia 2,830 $133,430
Massachusetts 2,810 $121,980
Ohio 2,290 $116,820
North Carolina 2,260 $109,710
Pennsylvania 2,200 $120,290
Minnesota 2,140 $111,920
Michigan 2,130 $112,010
New Jersey 1,870 $150,840
Washington 1,800 $130,890
Georgia 1,780 $115,340
Maryland 1,700 $135,730
Connecticut 1,680 $114,730
Tennessee 1,600 $94,600
District of Columbia 1,490 $137,510
Arizona 1,390 $100,760

Below are the states where Purchasing Managers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Jersey $150,840
District of Columbia $137,510
Maryland $135,730
Colorado $134,820
California $134,110
New York $133,640
Virginia $133,430
Washington $130,890
Rhode Island $125,880
Missouri $123,840

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