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Purchasing Managers in North Carolina

Want to work in North Carolina as a Purchasing Manager? Read this first!

9.6% Jobs Projection
$109,710 Median Salary
210 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Purchasing Managers Work in North Carolina?

In 2018, there were 2,260 Purchasing Managers working in the state.

There were 2,190 Purchasing Managers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Purchasing Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 9.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.4%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 210 annual Purchasing Managers job openings in North Carolina, and 2,500 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Purchasing Managers Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Purchasing Managers ranged from $71,150 to $178,540 with $109,710 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $34.21 to $85.84. The median hourly rate was $52.74.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $52.44 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.30.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 790 $111,920
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 360 $120,300
Raleigh, NC 350 $107,800
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 200 $123,670
Greensboro-High Point, NC 190 $103,290
Winston-Salem, NC 150 $113,270
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 100 $94,130
Asheville, NC 50 $99,150
Wilmington, NC 50 $130,590
Fayetteville, NC 40 n/a
Burlington, NC 40 $104,930
Greenville, NC 30 $101,860

Top States for Purchasing Managers Employment

The table below shows the states 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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