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Purchasing - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Purchasing"

How much does a Purchasing in the federal government get paid? $51,011.67* *Based on the 2021 average.

Purchasing was the 108th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 2,112 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Purchasing, with an average salary of $47,698.

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.

Job Description

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.

Agencies that have hired a Purchasing

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 1,527 $47,698.15
Forest Service 103 $55,842.98
National Institutes of Health 94 $61,753.68
U.S. Coast Guard 76 $63,143.36
Indian Health Service 66 $55,824.20
Federal Bureau of Investigation 26 $65,790.33
Drug Enforcement Administration 19 $70,775.00
Agricultural Research Service 18 $53,398.72
Social Security Administration 13 $53,972.08
National Park Service 13 $57,581.62
U.S. Marshals Service 12 $66,567.58
Department of Energy 10 $57,671.50
Fpac Business Center 8 $66,804.13
Public Buildings Service 8 $60,868.13
Indian Affairs 6 $58,256.33
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 6 $67,663.83
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $57,357.83
Rural Housing Service 6 $62,202.17
5 $57,368.00
Headquarters, Nasa 5 $71,330.20
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 5 $78,724.80
Departmental Administration 5 $79,788.00
Bureau of the Census 5 $51,621.80
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $71,191.20
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 4 $63,315.75
Bureau of Land Management 4 $67,631.50
Bureau of Reclamation 4 $60,401.50
Food and Drug Administration 4 $65,173.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4 $70,948.25
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $49,266.33
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $49,027.67
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $55,133.00
Government Printing Office 2 $54,029.50
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $77,346.00
Office of Personnel Management 2 $59,743.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $63,778.00
Program Support Center 2 $60,149.00
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $63,906.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 2 $65,009.50
National Institute of Standards and Technology 2 $75,259.00
Farm Service Agency 2 $56,610.50
Presidio Trust 2 $89,823.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $99,745.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 1 $58,990.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $59,415.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $78,667.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $80,312.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $77,307.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $65,900.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 1 $0.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $76,160.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $58,136.00
U.S. Mint 1 $63,757.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $48,352.00
Department of State 1 $57,351.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $77,255.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $60,806.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $78,167.00

Purchasing Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Purchasing is $51,011.67. The highest paid Purchasing made $99,745 in 2021.

Common Purchasing Payscales

Payscale Number of Purchasing Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,085
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 13
* - Invalid 4
ZS - Administrative Support 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 2
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Positions Previously Defined Under Pay Plan Codes Ad, Es, Gm, And Gs 1

Starting Paygrade: $20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $61,227.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Clerical and Administrative Support

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
Equal Opportunity AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Pathology TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Electronics TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Contact RepresentativeClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Editorial AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Purchasing Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Purchasing was $40,390. Since then, the average pay has increased to $51,012 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 1105.

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