The average pay for a Category Manager is $80,608 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Sourcing and Contract Negotiation.
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$49,756 - $118,390
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MEDIAN: $80,607
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,756 - $118,390  
   
Bonus
$1,485 - $20,371  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
Commission
$19,000  
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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$49,802 - $129,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 842
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Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $40.49  
   
Overtime
$9.72 - $105.70  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,485 - $20,371  
   
Commission
$19,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$49,802 - $129,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,685

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Category Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Category Manager at Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC?

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.

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
$87,000


Skills That Affect Category Manager Salaries

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Market Research
up arrow 4%

Negotiation
up arrow 2%

Strategic Marketing
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Purchasing
up arrow 1%

Strategic Sales
up arrow 1%

National Average
$87,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Powerpoint
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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