Purchasing - Federal Salaries of 2018
Pay Rates for "Purchasing"How much does a Purchasing in the federal government get paid? $49,288.97* *Based on the 2018 average.
Purchasing was the 121st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 1,786 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2018, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Purchasing, with an average salary of $43,671.
Government Purchasing jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Purchasing job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation includes positions that involve supervising or performing work to acquire supplies, services, and construction by purchase, rental, or lease through (a) delivery orders and/or (b) small purchase procedures. The work requires knowledge of policies and procedures for delivery orders and small purchases. This work also requires knowledge of commercial supply sources and common business practices related to sales, prices, discounts, units of measurement, deliveries, stocks, and shipments.
Clerical, secretary, and administrative positions fall under this category. No specialized technical background is needed for positions in this category except for stenographers which require a proficiency exam before being hired. Strong organizational and communication skills are the primary requirements for this job category. Military experience can often be applied as relevant experience when calculating starting grade. Employees in the job category receive promotions of 1 grade increase at a time.
Agencies that have hired a Purchasing
Purchasing Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Purchasing is $49,288.97. The highest paid Purchasing made $111,726 in 2018.
Common Purchasing Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Purchasing Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||1,749|
|IM - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use||10|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||8|
|CE - Contract Education--year Long||6|
|ZS - Administrative Support||4|
|CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos||2|
|IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use||2|
|NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only||2|
|GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate||1|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||1|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$19,738.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$59,907.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10|
|Category:||Clerical and Administrative Support|
|Occupation Family:||1100 BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade
GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Purchasing jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Correspondence Clerk||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Pathology Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Construction Control Technical||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Claims Assistance and Examining||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Office Drafting||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Purchasing Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018
In 2004, the average pay for a Purchasing was $40,390. Since then, the average pay has increased to $49,289 in 2018.
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