Category Analyst Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Category Analyst is $54,239 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. A skill in Microsoft Excel is associated with high pay for this job.
Category Analyst Salary (?
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$40,043 - $71,712
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$40,043 - $71,712  
   
Bonus
$266.63 - $9,886  
Total Pay (?
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$39,304 - $75,975  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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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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$55,000
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Experience Affects Category Analyst Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$55,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Category Analyst Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$55,000
Data Analysis
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Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 8%
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