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ISM 2010 Salary Survey Now Available

FOR RELEASE: June 9, 2010

Survey confirms professional credentials, education and experience contribute to greater pay and equity.

(Tempe, Ariz.) June 9, 2010 - The world's largest supply management organization, Institute for Supply Management (ISM), this month releases analysis of its fifth comprehensive salary survey. A brief summary of the results is available to the general public, while a detailed report is available at no charge to ISM members. Nonmembers may purchase the detailed report for US$199. The reports can be accessed in the ISM Career Center.

ISM surveyed supply management professionals in the United States during January and February 2010. Random samples of customers were pulled from an ISM database that included both members and nonmembers. An e-mail message requesting participation was then sent to these customers. In all, a total of 973 responses were received, representing a response rate of 7.3 percent.

ISM's salary survey established average salaries (for the 2009 calendar year, all in U.S. dollars) for the following job titles:

  • Chief Purchasing/Supply Management/Sourcing: $240,408
  • Vice President, Purchasing/Supply Management/Sourcing: $226,562
  • Director, Purchasing/Supply Management/Sourcing: $132,398
  • Manager, Purchasing/Supply Management/Sourcing: $94,384
  • Experienced Supply Management Professional: $71,348
  • Entry-Level Supply Management Professional: $50,506

Additional summary report details include:

  • ISM's new Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) designation is making a positive impact on the profession. Respondents who earned this designation reported an average salary that was 9.8 percent higher than those without any certifications, and 8.9 percent more than those who have not earned their CPSM®.

  • Gender still appears to affect the salary supply management professionals can expect to receive. The average salary among male respondents to this survey was $104,443, while the average salary among female respondents was $88,078.

As the largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is to lead supply management. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence, influence building and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM continues to extend the global impact of supply management. ISM is a not-for-profit membership association serving more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. ISM offers credentialing to professionals around the world with the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) qualification. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

Media Contact:
ISM Public Relations
Jean McHale, extension 3143