There are currently an estimated 73,900 purchasing managers in the United States. The purchasing manager job market is expected to grow by 5.4% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are purchasing managers?

CareerExplorer rates purchasing managers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 8,900 purchasing managers. That number is based on 4,000 additional purchasing managers, and the retirement of 4,900 existing purchasing managers.

What’s the supply of purchasing managers?

The purchasing manager industry is concentrated in California, Texas, Illinois

Purchasing Manager job market by state

State Name Employed Purchasing Managers
California 8,070
Texas 5,210
Illinois 4,220
New York 3,820
Massachusetts 2,890
Florida 2,710
Ohio 2,580
Virginia 2,520
Michigan 2,480
North Carolina 2,190
Pennsylvania 2,170
Minnesota 2,050
Washington 1,930
Georgia 1,900
New Jersey 1,850
Tennessee 1,800
District of Columbia 1,650
Maryland 1,640
Arizona 1,630
Indiana 1,460
Connecticut 1,400
Wisconsin 1,270
Oregon 1,190
Kentucky 1,020
Missouri 990
Alabama 900
Colorado 720
South Carolina 710
Kansas 680
Louisiana 670
Oklahoma 640
Iowa 630
Arkansas 530
Mississippi 520
Utah 470
Nevada 450
Nebraska 430
New Hampshire 410
Puerto Rico 320
Idaho 310
Hawaii 300
Maine 280
New Mexico 230
Rhode Island 190
Alaska 140
Vermont 140
Delaware 130
North Dakota 110
West Virginia 90
Montana 50
Guam 50
South Dakota 50
Wyoming 30