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Purchasing - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Purchasing"

How much does a Purchasing in the federal government get paid? $52,235.43* *Based on the 2022 average.

Purchasing was the 108th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 2,093 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2022, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Purchasing, with an average salary of $49,013.

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 1,523 $49,012.92
Forest Service 112 $56,724.13
National Institutes of Health 94 $63,743.30
U.S. Coast Guard 72 $64,313.56
Indian Health Service 65 $58,052.69
Federal Bureau of Investigation 28 $68,142.00
Agricultural Research Service 16 $54,023.69
Drug Enforcement Administration 15 $72,907.00
Social Security Administration 13 $55,576.77
U.S. Marshals Service 11 $67,882.00
Department of Energy 11 $59,597.18
National Park Service 10 $57,931.50
Fpac Business Center 8 $68,152.25
Public Buildings Service 8 $62,611.63
Rural Housing Service 6 $63,609.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $58,816.00
Indian Affairs 6 $59,766.83
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 6 $52,058.83
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 6 $70,447.17
5 $21,964.67
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 5 $79,925.40
Departmental Administration 5 $81,563.60
Bureau of Reclamation 4 $62,667.25
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $74,188.50
Food and Drug Administration 4 $67,144.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $75,488.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $52,291.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $56,465.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 3 $68,153.33
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $65,831.00
Presidio Trust 2 $93,994.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $79,650.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 2 $63,299.50
Office of Personnel Management 2 $62,370.00
Government Printing Office 2 $55,401.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $74,070.50
Veterans Benefits Administration 2 $66,585.00
Farm Service Agency 2 $58,238.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $65,243.50
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 2 $61,909.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $59,682.00
U.S. Mint 1 $65,218.00
Department of State 1 $59,081.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $81,862.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $62,426.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $80,532.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $101,222.00
Bureau of the Census 1 $52,341.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 1 $69,947.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 1 $60,768.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $80,532.00
Geological Survey 1 $64,410.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $81,862.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $79,191.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 1 $0.00

Purchasing Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Purchasing is $52,235.43. The highest paid Purchasing made $102,270 in 2022.

Common Purchasing Payscales

Payscale Number of Purchasing Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,072
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 8
* - Invalid 4
ZS - Administrative Support 2
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: $20,999.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $63,734.00 / 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 2022

In 2004, the average pay for a Purchasing was $40,390. Since then, the average pay has increased to $52,235 in 2022.

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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