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Purchasing Managers in Wisconsin

Considering a career as a Purchasing Manager in Wisconsin?

12.3% Jobs Projection
$99,650 Median Salary
130 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Purchasing Managers Work in Wisconsin?

There were approximately 1,200 workers employed as Purchasing Managers in this state in 2018.

There were 1,270 Purchasing Managers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Wisconsin

Jobs for Purchasing Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 12.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.4%.


Wisconsin Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 130 annual job openings, and a total of 1,550 jobs for Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin?

In 2018 wages for Purchasing Managers ranged from $67,970 to $151,720 with $99,650 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $32.68 to $72.94. The median hourly rate was $47.91.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $46.67 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.24.

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


Top Wisconsin 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
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,700 $116,470
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 440 $109,080
Madison, WI 120 $95,690
Green Bay, WI 80 $95,940
Racine, WI 50 $98,530
Sheboygan, WI 50 $110,980
Wausau, WI 50 $94,990
Duluth, MN-WI 40 $104,000
Janesville-Beloit, WI 40 $92,810
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 40 $95,580
Appleton, WI 40 $110,620

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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