Employment

Occupations and wages are as diverse as the various industries in which they are found.  For example, financial managers jobs are expected to grow about as fast as average in the near future.  Median annual wages, excluding annual bonuses and stock options, of wage and salary financial managers were $99,330 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $72,030 and $135,070.  Purchasing manager’s jobs are also expected to grow about as fast as average in the near future.  Median annual wages of wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products, were $48,710 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $36,460 and $66,090. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,710, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $90,100.*

*Information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook