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Purchasing - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Purchasing"

How much does a Purchasing in the federal government get paid? $48,496.62* *Based on the 2010 average.

Purchasing was the 106th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 2,313 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Purchasing, with an average salary of $45,154.

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 1,096 $45,154.25
Forest Service 215 $49,950.35
National Institutes of Health 170 $55,105.98
U.S. Coast Guard 84 $52,276.57
Indian Health Service 59 $47,157.37
Agricultural Research Service 58 $46,688.59
Public Buildings Service 46 $49,090.65
Bureau of Land Management 44 $49,255.11
National Park Service 43 $47,895.93
Bureau of Reclamation 38 $44,314.82
Indian Affairs 29 $49,402.21
Bureau of the Census 27 $44,343.63
Natural Resources Conservation Service 26 $50,302.31
U.S. Marshals Service 25 $57,280.16
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 24 $57,471.08
Drug Enforcement Administration 22 $52,819.32
Goddard Space Flight Center 18 $59,837.67
Rural Housing Service 16 $50,026.50
Veterans Benefits Administration 15 $48,723.27
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 15 $45,653.73
Mine Safety and Health Administration 12 $47,897.58
Federal Acquisition Service 11 $54,944.18
Geological Survey 11 $52,500.64
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 11 $47,356.91
Farm Service Agency 10 $50,577.30
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 10 $44,470.00
Social Security Administration 10 $56,825.10
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 9 $62,698.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 9 $56,593.78
Office of Personnel Management 8 $49,577.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 8 $58,871.75
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 7 $48,104.43
Federal Highway Administration 7 $58,481.14
Department of Energy 7 $58,575.86
Program Support Center 7 $48,773.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 6 $41,761.00
Environmental Protection Agency 5 $64,729.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 5 $43,388.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 5 $46,867.60
National Cemetery Administration 4 $49,547.25
4 $58,420.50
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $56,302.50
U.S. Mint 4 $56,961.25
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 4 $73,173.75
Government Printing Office 3 $53,541.67
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 3 $62,741.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 3 $53,555.67
Health Resources and Services Administration 3 $50,355.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 3 $68,637.33
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $57,354.33
Financial Management Service 3 $57,425.67
Office of Comptroller of Currency 3 $86,321.67
Departmental Administration 3 $69,494.00
Food and Drug Administration 2 $62,105.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 2 $64,066.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $54,171.50
Presidio Trust 2 $54,987.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 2 $62,241.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $47,753.00
Employee Benefits Security Administration 1 $56,092.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $61,232.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $56,504.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $72,563.00
Office of the Director 1 $77,040.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $60,765.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $60,963.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $59,857.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $42,853.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $61,952.00
Maritime Administration 1 $56,791.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $66,893.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $44,607.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $53,700.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $56,174.00
Small Business Administration 1 $51,630.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $49,138.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $54,862.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $45,024.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 1 $60,954.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $51,930.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $51,418.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $67,914.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $56,524.00
Department of State 1 $54,875.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $71,295.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 1 $52,061.00

Purchasing Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Purchasing is $48,496.62. The highest paid Purchasing made $100,832 in 2010.

Common Purchasing Payscales

Payscale Number of Purchasing Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,237
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 39
ZS - Administrative Support 13
CE - Contract Education--year Long 10
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 3
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 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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