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Purchasing - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Purchasing"

How much does a Purchasing in the federal government get paid? $49,060.64* *Based on the 2017 average.

Purchasing was the 127th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 1,653 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Purchasing, with an average salary of $44,033.

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.

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

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 929 $44,032.71
Forest Service 155 $53,957.68
National Institutes of Health 114 $58,530.18
Indian Health Service 66 $50,926.47
Agricultural Research Service 43 $49,479.35
Social Security Administration 35 $42,065.09
Public Buildings Service 24 $53,559.58
U.S. Marshals Service 24 $62,091.50
Bureau of Land Management 23 $55,816.65
Federal Emergency Management Agency 17 $74,442.59
National Park Service 17 $54,568.59
Indian Affairs 16 $55,701.56
Bureau of Reclamation 11 $50,597.73
Rural Housing Service 11 $57,844.36
Drug Enforcement Administration 11 $65,334.00
Department of Energy 10 $53,347.40
Natural Resources Conservation Service 9 $55,874.89
Farm Service Agency 8 $55,869.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 7 $53,427.14
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 7 $54,424.71
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 $48,976.71
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 7 $50,623.14
Headquarters, Nasa 6 $62,492.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 5 $57,766.80
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 5 $71,054.40
Departmental Administration 5 $71,083.20
Geological Survey 4 $60,553.75
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 4 $1,132.50
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $68,359.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4 $68,136.00
Program Support Center 3 $55,495.67
Food and Drug Administration 3 $61,653.67
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $64,964.67
Office of Personnel Management 3 $74,386.33
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 3 $57,082.33
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $59,166.67
Federal Acquisition Service 3 $58,565.33
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $52,908.00
National Cemetery Administration 2 $65,022.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $55,322.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $59,467.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $58,428.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 2 $56,568.50
National Gallery of Art 2 $71,829.50
Department of State 2 $53,932.50
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $69,431.50
Office of Comptroller of Currency 2 $106,338.00
U.S. Mint 2 $950.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $71,467.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $69,634.00
Bureau of the Census 1 $47,598.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $51,998.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $79,684.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $60,470.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $54,283.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $47,754.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 1 $59,983.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 1 $74,666.00
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 1 $67,668.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 1 $74,666.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $69,807.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $71,467.00
U.S. Tax Court 1 $79,654.00
Employee Benefits Security Administration 1 $63,040.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $71,467.00
Office of the Director 1 $86,460.00
Government Printing Office 1 $36,281.00
Presidio Trust 1 $66,555.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $71,467.00

Purchasing Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Purchasing is $49,060.64. The highest paid Purchasing made $111,446 in 2017.

Common Purchasing Payscales

Payscale Number of Purchasing Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,618
IM - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 10
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 8
CE - Contract Education--year Long 6
ZS - Administrative Support 4
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: $19,048.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $57,809.00 / 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 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Purchasing was $40,390. Since then, the average pay has increased to $49,061 in 2017.

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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