Average Salary for Victoria's Secret Employees

Employees at Victoria's Secret make $40K annually on average. Your city primarily drives compensation; however, your job title and how long you've been working are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Victoria's Secret. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Victoria's Secret typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Similar companies include:
Macy's, Inc., Office Depot, Inc., CVS / Pharmacy
Employer: Victoria's Secret
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Sales Associate (23)
$15,723 - $21,188  
[-]Sales Associate (23)
Total Pay$15,723 - $21,188  
[+]Retail Store Manager (21)
$44,906 - $76,456  
[+]Retail Store Manager (21)
Salary$45,508 - $71,063  
Bonus$582 - $10,090  
Total Pay$44,906 - $76,456  
[+]Category Manager (7)
$30,226 - $64,887  
[+]Category Manager (7)
Salary$29,594 - $66,683  
Total Pay$30,226 - $64,887  
[+]Retail Manager (7)
$25,972 - $68,876  
[+]Retail Manager (7)
Salary$27,334 - $69,033  
Bonus$471.59 - $13,488  
Total Pay$25,972 - $68,876  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 136
United States (change)


Median pay is highest in New York (approximately $70K per year), followed by Dallas ($62K), Charlotte (about $60K), and Columbus ($59K). On the lower end is Kansas City at $45K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New York, where they average to around $65K annually.


Bringing in the most money are Retail Store Managers — their earnings average $63K. Merchandising Managers are a close second at about $61K along with Assistant Store Managers ($53K) and Product Managers ($49K). Among the lower-paid positions at Victoria's Secret are Retail Managers — typical salaries for this role approach around $41K.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years tend to make approximately $51K. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $42K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (39 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $62K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Victoria's Secret workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning around $53K on average.


In this position, it pays to have Customer Relationship Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $65K. It's pretty common to find people here who know Customer Service; over a third consider it a key competency. Merchandising, Sales Management, and Leadership were also reported by many survey participants.


Victoria's Secret's employees are largely female (the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1).

Benefits and Perks

One-half of workers receive paid vacation, and only 18 percent get sick leave. Nearly all workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Victoria's Secret provides health insurance to a majority of workers, and just over a half of workers do receive dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, a stock purchase plan, stock options, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Victoria's Secret


93 %
7 %
$36,876 - $64,463
$48,000 - $85,000
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

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