While the average purchasing salary globally remained consistent between 2011 and 2012, a new report out today reveals that the average purchasing salary in North America has increased by 11%. This data can be found in the Purchasing & Supply Management Salaries in 2012 Report, published by the Next Level Purchasing Association, which provides purchasers insight into the compensation of their peers throughout the world and delves deeply into salary statistics, including salary by industry, gender, and educational attainment, to provide various benchmarks.
The 2012 report, which is based on a survey of 2,500 purchasing professionals conducted in early 2012, also revealed that with its 11% growth rate, North America passed Europe to claim the top spot as the continent with the highest average purchasing and supply management salary this year. European purchasing salaries grew a respectable 6% in 2012, but not enough to maintain the top spot. The North American and European average salaries were $77,226 and $74,671, respectively.
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