The average salary for a Category Analyst is $51,035 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Category Analyst Total Pay (?
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$35,887 - $68,498
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$35,887 - $68,498  
   
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$202.73 - $9,565  
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$35,781 - $72,785  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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
  • 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.
Pay Difference By Location
National Average
$53,000
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Experience Affects Category Analyst Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$53,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%
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Gender
Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 13%
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