Expected earnings are below average ($42K) in Los Angeles, Calif., one of the lowest-paid cities. Neiman Marcus Group Inc. workers in New York earn the most — $167K annually on average.
Directors of Information Technology Program Management rake in the most money, with average earnings of $138K per year; Senior Merchandise Planners come in second with average earnings amounting to about $57K, while Computer Aided Design Drafters and Photographers rank near the top as well (around $55K and approximately $54K, respectively). Assistant Buyers make an average $44K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $50K annually. The largest slice of the Neiman Marcus Group Inc. workforce (31 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, approximately $55K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $118K annually. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $68K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $119K annually. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; slightly less than one-fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers are also familiar with Merchandising, Sales Management, and Adobe Photoshop.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about two-fifths of workers receiving paid vacation and nearly one-third of workers receiving sick leave. Most workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. For a large number of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.