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Purchasing Managers in Louisiana

Considering a career as a Purchasing Manager in Louisiana?

9.9% Jobs Projection
$86,690 Median Salary
70 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Purchasing Managers in Louisiana are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Purchasing Managers in Louisiana is growing faster than average.

  • Purchasing Managers in Louisiana earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Purchasing Managers Work in Louisiana?

560 people worked as Purchasing Managers in 2018 in this state.

There were 670 Purchasing Managers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 110 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Purchasing Managers in LA Employment Trend

The typical state has 800 Purchasing Managers working in it, which means Louisiana has fewer Purchasing Managers than average.

Purchasing Managers in LA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Louisiana

Jobs for Purchasing Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 9.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.4%.

Job Projections for Purchasing Managers: Nation vs. LA

Louisiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 70 annual Purchasing Managers job openings in Louisiana, and 780 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 6,300 annual jobs and 77,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Purchasing Managers Make in Louisiana?

In 2018 wages for Purchasing Managers ranged from $51,710 to $145,820 with $86,690 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.86 to $70.11. The median hourly rate was $41.68.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $38.02 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $3.66.

The median salary in Louisiana is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Purchasing Managers Earnings: LA vs. National Average

Top Louisiana Metros for Purchasing Managers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Purchasing Managers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Baton Rouge, LA 170 $89,120
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 140 $95,720
Lafayette, LA 80 $81,220
Lake Charles, LA 50 $86,810
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 30 $82,620

Top States for Purchasing Managers Employment

View the list below to see where most Purchasing Managers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 7,870 $134,110
Texas 5,390 $123,470
Illinois 4,400 $106,850
New York 4,020 $133,640
Florida 2,960 $106,160
Virginia 2,830 $133,430
Massachusetts 2,810 $121,980
Ohio 2,290 $116,820
North Carolina 2,260 $109,710
Pennsylvania 2,200 $120,290
Minnesota 2,140 $111,920
Michigan 2,130 $112,010
New Jersey 1,870 $150,840
Washington 1,800 $130,890
Georgia 1,780 $115,340
Maryland 1,700 $135,730
Connecticut 1,680 $114,730
Tennessee 1,600 $94,600
District of Columbia 1,490 $137,510
Arizona 1,390 $100,760

Below are the states where Purchasing Managers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Jersey $150,840
District of Columbia $137,510
Maryland $135,730
Colorado $134,820
California $134,110
New York $133,640
Virginia $133,430
Washington $130,890
Rhode Island $125,880
Missouri $123,840

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