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Purchasing - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Purchasing"

How much does a Purchasing in the federal government get paid? $49,348.04* *Based on the 2016 average.

Purchasing was the 129th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 1,616 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Purchasing, with an average salary of $43,900.

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 862 $43,900.20
Forest Service 173 $51,831.33
National Institutes of Health 133 $56,511.44
U.S. Coast Guard 81 $54,601.01
Indian Health Service 70 $49,415.23
Agricultural Research Service 49 $47,367.10
Bureau of Land Management 30 $54,975.67
U.S. Marshals Service 28 $57,956.43
Public Buildings Service 23 $49,305.22
Social Security Administration 21 $41,547.90
Natural Resources Conservation Service 20 $51,817.30
Drug Enforcement Administration 18 $57,285.33
Federal Emergency Management Agency 18 $67,222.00
Indian Affairs 18 $52,243.00
National Park Service 17 $52,311.94
Goddard Space Flight Center 16 $65,017.00
Rural Housing Service 14 $53,470.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 13 $65,272.15
Bureau of Reclamation 10 $45,863.10
National Institute of Standards and Technology 9 $60,796.11
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 8 $48,803.88
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 7 $67,334.71
Mine Safety and Health Administration 7 $51,128.00
Department of Energy 7 $56,515.43
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 $45,422.86
Veterans Benefits Administration 7 $54,005.71
Office of Personnel Management 6 $64,860.67
Farm Service Agency 6 $52,875.50
Geological Survey 6 $53,581.17
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 5 $55,348.60
Departmental Administration 5 $65,891.80
National Cemetery Administration 5 $60,597.40
Health Resources and Services Administration 4 $55,040.75
Program Support Center 4 $52,600.75
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 4 $50,307.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 4 $53,664.00
Federal Acquisition Service 3 $56,304.67
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $50,532.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $61,894.33
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $74,106.67
Office of Comptroller of Currency 3 $108,191.33
U.S. Tax Court 3 $64,301.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 3 $67,948.67
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $74,581.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $55,970.00
Maritime Administration 2 $64,098.00
U.S. Mint 2 $59,865.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $52,031.50
Food and Drug Administration 2 $56,243.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $51,984.00
National Gallery of Art 2 $63,572.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $67,021.50
National Labor Relations Board 1 $66,710.00
Employee Benefits Security Administration 1 $58,814.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $64,955.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $45,508.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $77,643.00
Office of the Director 1 $80,716.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $45,242.00
Presidio Trust 1 $62,657.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $37,540.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $68,465.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $49,263.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 1 $55,826.00
Bureau of the Census 1 $51,437.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $45,312.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $54,423.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $52,199.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 1 $67,664.00
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 1 $60,832.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $58,814.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $65,796.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $68,465.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $68,465.00

Purchasing Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Purchasing is $49,348.04. The highest paid Purchasing made $128,645 in 2016.

Common Purchasing Payscales

Payscale Number of Purchasing Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,578
ZS - Administrative Support 8
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 8
IM - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 7
CE - Contract Education--year Long 7
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 3
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 2
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1

Starting Paygrade: $18,785.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $57,015.00 / 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
Office DraftingTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Purchasing Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a Purchasing was $40,390. Since then, the average pay has increased to $49,348 in 2016.

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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