The average salary for a Category Analyst is $58,485 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Market Analysis is associated with high pay for this job.

$40,527 - $74,617
$41K
$58K
$75K
MEDIAN: $58,485
10%
50%
90%

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$15.00 - $25.00
$19
MEDIAN: $18.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,527 - $74,617  
   
Bonus
$783 - $10,191  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,234 - $78,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$18.91  
   
Overtime
$28.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$783 - $10,191  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,234 - $78,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Category Analyst

Category analysts work with internal teams of category management employees to coordinate efforts with merchandising departments and business partners. Basic daily responsibilities include assisting in negotiations with vendors, balancing and optimizing product selection, auditing inventory systems and distribution policies, and helping minimize costs. Performing these tasks effectively requires excellent communication with internal departments, partners, vendors, and customers to determine all parties' needs and coordinate a strong relationship among all parties.

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Category Analyst Tasks

  • Design and draw planograms according to the retailer's expectations and requirements.
  • Analyze category consumer trends and market demographics in order to make recommendations for future marketing campaigns.
  • Perform studies for forecasting, pre/post-promotional analysis, and product selection or discontinuation.
  • Coordinate with the merchandising supervisor to develop schematics for assigned categories.

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Key Stats for Category Analyst

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
058
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Category Analyst Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Category Analyst Salaries

Market Analysis
up arrow 22%

Business Analysis
up arrow 4%


Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$60,000

Powerpoint
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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