Purchasing and inventory control workers:
2020 Job Bank Wage data
Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2020 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Source: 2020 Job Bank Wage Report
Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook
10 year expected job openings: 1,360
Purchasing control workers:
Inventory control workers:
Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office.
Source: 2016 Census
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The duties of purchasing and inventory clerks may overlap in some establishments.
Promotion to supervisory positions or more senior occupations such as purchasing agent or retail buyer is possible with additional training or experience.
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