Category Manager Salary

The average pay for a Category Manager is $80,826 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Contract Negotiation and Sourcing.
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$49,617 - $117,655
$50K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,826
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$13.03 - $40.22
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$40
MEDIAN: $20.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,617 - $117,655  
   
Bonus
$1,493 - $20,435  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,186  
Commission
$17,618  
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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$49,707 - $129,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 851
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.03 - $40.22  
   
Overtime
$24.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,493 - $20,435  
   
Commission
$17,618  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,186  
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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$49,707 - $129,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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

  • Manage, improve and recommend the product assortment for the company.
  • Verify plans and provide explanations for variances in budgeted sales and gross profit.
  • Identify leverage opportunities, work with procurement, negotiate contracts, supply agreements and programs.
  • 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.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,030

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Q: What is it like working as a Category Manager?

Category Manager in Tigard:
"Good place to work."
Pros: Had a great leadership development program. Also learned a lot and was able to switch roles after a couple of years to an analyst which I have enjoyed even more.
Cons: Not always happy with the compensation that is given.

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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Key Stats for Category Manager

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Category Manager Salaries

▲19%

▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$87,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Category Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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