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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.

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 986 $43,670.60
Forest Service 155 $54,247.88
National Institutes of Health 114 $58,702.68
U.S. Coast Guard 85 $56,848.71
Indian Health Service 64 $51,350.22
Agricultural Research Service 43 $49,434.26
Social Security Administration 28 $41,890.93
Public Buildings Service 25 $53,694.92
U.S. Marshals Service 24 $62,231.67
Bureau of Land Management 23 $56,199.78
National Park Service 17 $55,146.35
Federal Emergency Management Agency 17 $74,442.59
Indian Affairs 16 $56,020.06
Drug Enforcement Administration 11 $65,334.00
Rural Housing Service 11 $57,844.36
Bureau of Reclamation 10 $48,680.40
Department of Energy 10 $53,177.50
Farm Service Agency 8 $55,869.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 8 $56,417.13
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 7 $50,623.14
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 $49,615.29
Mine Safety and Health Administration 7 $53,427.14
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 7 $54,424.71
Headquarters, Nasa 6 $62,492.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 5 $71,054.40
Departmental Administration 5 $71,083.20
Health Resources and Services Administration 5 $57,766.80
Geological Survey 4 $60,553.75
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4 $68,136.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $69,309.50
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 3 $0.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 3 $57,082.33
Office of Personnel Management 3 $74,386.33
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $64,964.67
Program Support Center 3 $55,829.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $52,908.00
Federal Acquisition Service 3 $58,565.33
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $59,166.67
Food and Drug Administration 3 $61,653.67
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 2 $89,479.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 2 $57,430.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $58,428.00
Department of State 2 $53,932.50
National Gallery of Art 2 $71,829.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $59,467.50
National Cemetery Administration 2 $65,022.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $55,322.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 2 $106,478.00
U.S. Mint 2 $0.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $69,431.50
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $69,634.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $71,467.00
Government Printing Office 1 $36,281.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $71,467.00
U.S. Tax Court 1 $79,654.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $69,807.00
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 1 $67,668.00
Employee Benefits Security Administration 1 $63,040.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $71,467.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 1 $74,666.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $82,184.00
Bureau of the Census 1 $47,598.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 1 $74,666.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $60,470.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $51,998.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $47,754.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $54,283.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 1 $59,983.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $71,467.00
Presidio Trust 1 $66,555.00
Office of the Director 1 $86,460.00

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

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 ClerkClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Pathology TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Construction Control TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Claims Assistance and ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Office DraftingTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-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.

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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