Category Analyst Salary

A Category Analyst earns an average salary of $56,177 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$41,147 - $73,498
MEDIAN: $56,177

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$41,147 - $73,498  
$250.00 - $10,106  
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$40,885 - $77,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 224
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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.


Category Analyst Tasks

  • Perform studies for forecasting, pre/post-promotional analysis, and product selection or discontinuation.
  • Coordinate with the merchandising supervisor to develop schematics for assigned categories.
  • 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.

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Experience Affects Category Analyst Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Category Analyst Salaries

Business Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.


49 %
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 5%