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Purchasing Managers in South Carolina

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11.8% Jobs Projection
$99,760 Median Salary
80 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Purchasing Managers Work in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, there were 730 people working as Purchasing Managers in the year 2018.

There were 710 Purchasing Managers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for South Carolina

Jobs for Purchasing Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 11.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.4%.


South Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 80 annual job openings, and a total of 950 jobs for South Carolina Purchasing Managers in 2026.

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

What do Purchasing Managers Make in South Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Purchasing Managers ranged from $60,930 to $157,600 with $99,760 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $29.29 to $75.77. The median hourly rate was $47.96.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $47.53 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.43.

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


Top South 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
Columbia, SC 170 $85,060
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 150 $112,800
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 130 $112,800
Spartanburg, SC 50 $88,570
Florence, SC 40 $105,380
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 40 $116,640

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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