Category Analyst Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Category Analyst is $53,901 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
Category Analyst Total Pay (?
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$40,076 - $71,149
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MEDIAN: $53,900
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$40,076 - $71,149  
   
Bonus
$269.15 - $9,874  
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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$39,351 - $75,461  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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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.

Common Career Paths for Category Analyst

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Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Charlotte
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National Average
$55,000
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Experience Affects Category Analyst Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
National Average
$55,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Category Analyst Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
National Average
$55,000
Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 8%
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