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Average Salary for Victoria's Secret Employees

A salary of $40K annually is the going rate at Victoria's Secret. Victoria's Secret paychecks are largely negotiated based on your city, though your job title and how long you've been working are also considered. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Victoria's Secret typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
at market
Similar companies include:
The Home Depot Inc., Best Buy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
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 (22)
$16,113 - $20,147  
[-]Sales Associate (22)
Total Pay$16,113 - $20,147  
[+]Retail Store Manager (21)
$44,906 - $76,456  
[+]Retail Store Manager (21)
Salary$45,508 - $70,857  
Bonus$582 - $10,365  
Total Pay$44,906 - $76,456  
[+]Category Manager (7)
$30,046 - $65,467  
[+]Category Manager (7)
Salary$29,396 - $69,593  
Total Pay$30,046 - $65,467  
[+]Retail Manager (7)
$25,974 - $68,132  
[+]Retail Manager (7)
Salary$27,734 - $71,287  
Bonus$457.16 - $11,370  
Total Pay$25,974 - $68,132  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 133
United States (change)


Median pay is highest in New York ($70K per year), followed by Dallas ($62K), Charlotte (around $60K), and Columbus (approximately $59K). Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $45K) is Kansas City. The highest pay by state can be found in New York, where salaries average out at $65K annually.


Typically, Retail Store Managers are the best paid with salaries hovering at about $63K; Merchandising Managers, Assistant Store Managers, and Product Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $61K, around $53K, and $49K, respectively. Victoria's Secret hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Retail Managers ($41K).

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically approximately $42K. Once employees enter the five- to ten-year zone, average salaries hits the around $51K mark. In a nutshell, the largest fraction of Victoria's Secret people (39 percent) have been in their field for 10-19 years and earn approximately $62K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Victoria's Secret come out on top, and their salaries approach $53K annually.


When it comes to skills, Customer Relationship Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $65K. One of the more prevalent skills at Victoria's Secret is Customer Service, with over a third considering it a key competency. Merchandising, Sales Management, and Leadership are also desirable skills.


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

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Victoria's Secret gives paid vacation days to one-half of workers and sick leave to 18 percent. The vast majority of workers report contributing to a 401(k). A majority of workers receive health insurance, and more than half of workers get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, a stock purchase plan, stock options, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats

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

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