Category Analyst Salary

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.

$40,201 - $76,594
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MEDIAN: $60,084
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Salary
$40,201 - $76,594  
   
Bonus
$783 - $10,028  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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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$40,071 - $80,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 174

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Category Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Category Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Category Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 138 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Category Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Category Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 28 salaries. A Category Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Category Analyst

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Category Analyst Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

Late-Career
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$62,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Category Analyst Salaries

Market Analysis
▲18%

Business Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$62,000


Microsoft Excel
▼3%

Powerpoint
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 3%
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