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Category Manager Salary

The average salary for a Category Manager is $74,029 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,497 - $106,555  
   
Bonus
$1,004 - $19,240  
Profit Sharing
$1,050 - $10,342  
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$45,380 - $118,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,177
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$10.02 - $39.74  
   
Overtime
$6.95 - $31.66  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,004 - $19,240  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,050 - $10,342  
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).
)
$45,380 - $118,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Job Description for Category Manager

A category manager determines the layout of products in a store, using sophisticated demographic data to assess possible product assortment schemes, select an option, ensure the selected scheme is employed, and monitor the scheme's performance. Along with organizing a product assortment scheme, a category manager also creates charts and diagrams so that the company's annual plans are broken down into seasonal and monthly assortment change calendars.

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Category Manager Tasks

  • Develop annual category plans which include current situation analysis, vision and strategy and specific category plans.
  • Narrow categories and work with suppliers to narrow products supplied to the company.
  • Identify leverage opportunities, work with procurement, negotiate contracts, supply agreements and programs.
  • Manage, improve and recommend the product assortment for the company.
  • Verify plans and provide explanations for variances in budgeted sales and gross profit.

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What is it like working as a Category Manager?

Category Manager in Chicago:
"Groupon is great!"
Pros: Independence, flexibility, office culture and work environment are great!
Cons: Can be quite demanding on your time.

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Experience Affects Category Manager Salaries




National Average
$80,000


Skills That Affect Category Manager Salaries





Market Research
up arrow 3%

Powerpoint
up arrow 2%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
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Strategic Sales
0%

National Average
$80,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 247 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%