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Purchasing - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Purchasing"

How much does a Purchasing in the federal government get paid? $49,595.20* *Based on the 2020 average.

Purchasing was the 111th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 2,029 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Purchasing, with an average salary of $45,564.

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 1,415 $45,563.75
National Institutes of Health 100 $61,154.22
Forest Service 87 $57,144.32
U.S. Coast Guard 79 $61,536.76
Indian Health Service 68 $54,187.03
Agricultural Research Service 29 $53,116.76
Federal Bureau of Investigation 20 $75,411.00
Social Security Administration 20 $48,932.20
Public Buildings Service 16 $60,266.00
U.S. Marshals Service 15 $66,049.27
National Park Service 15 $56,473.33
Indian Affairs 13 $57,727.92
Drug Enforcement Administration 12 $70,072.00
Department of Energy 11 $56,210.09
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 7 $55,262.86
Rural Housing Service 7 $59,846.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 7 $64,917.29
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 6 $74,960.50
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $58,851.17
Bureau of the Census 6 $50,040.00
Fpac Business Center 5 $66,306.80
Departmental Administration 5 $78,293.20
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $71,693.60
Headquarters, Nasa 5 $68,620.80
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 4 $46,422.75
Food and Drug Administration 4 $62,530.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 4 $63,777.25
Farm Service Agency 4 $59,053.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $42,606.75
Bureau of Land Management 4 $64,593.75
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4 $69,170.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $76,134.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 3 $56,779.67
Federal Acquisition Service 3 $63,145.33
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $51,539.33
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 2 $65,627.50
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $75,601.00
Office of Personnel Management 2 $56,218.50
Presidio Trust 2 $85,091.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 2 $64,368.00
Government Printing Office 2 $52,589.00
Program Support Center 2 $58,764.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $75,408.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $57,556.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $118,134.00
U.S. Mint 1 $61,114.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 1 $0.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $58,466.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $77,396.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $76,489.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $76,540.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $96,515.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $46,133.00
Department of State 1 $56,780.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $51,099.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $76,489.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $56,662.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $77,396.00

Purchasing Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Purchasing is $49,595.20. The highest paid Purchasing made $118,134 in 2020.

Common Purchasing Payscales

Payscale Number of Purchasing Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,998
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 15
ZS - Administrative Support 4
CE - Contract Education--year Long 4
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
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 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
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 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Purchasing was $40,390. Since then, the average pay has increased to $49,595 in 2020.

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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