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Careers in Purchasing and Supply Management

Average Salaries

The Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) surveyed supply management professionals during January and February 2013 to determine average salaries in the supply management profession. This report presents summary results of the survey that is based upon salaries earned during the 2012 calendar year. A full report is available to ISM members in the Online Career Center. Some of the key results are listed here. Keep in mind that there are a variety of factors that determine the actual salary you may earn. Salaries vary based on such issues as business climate, work experience, industry, education, certification status, personal ambition, cost of living, and organization budget.

Overall average for supply management profession $103,793
Average for those with five or fewer years of experience $  84,274
Average for those with BS/BA in business $101,953
Average for those with one or more credentials $109,108
Average for those with a Master's degree $137,239

Source: ISM's 2013 Salary Survey Results Summary.

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