Mid-Career Category Manager Salary

Average Mid-Career Category Managers make around $83K annually. In the world of Mid-Career Category Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $52K and $123K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $21K and $10K, respectively. Male Mid-Career Category Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 63 percent of professionals. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Category Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$51,371 - $111,346
$51K
$83K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,814
10%
50%
90%

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$16.48 - $38.85
$23
MEDIAN: $22.77
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,371 - $111,346  
   
Bonus
$2,466 - $20,518  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$52,005 - $122,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 320
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.77  
   
Overtime
$19.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,466 - $20,518  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$52,005 - $122,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,959

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For Mid-Career Category Managers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Category Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+23 percent), Bentonville (+18 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and Philadelphia (+14 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Cincinnati. Employers pay around 17 percent less in New York and 3 percent less in Minneapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Category Manager

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
5-9 years
71%
10-19 years
29%
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Skills That Affect Category Manager Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲12%

Sourcing
▲12%

Strategic Marketing
▲6%

Market Research
▲3%

Strategic Sales
▲3%

Negotiation
▲2%

Data Analysis
▼0%

Project Management
▼0%

MicroStrategy
▼0%

National Average
$90,000


Powerpoint
▼3%

Purchasing
▼5%

Marketing Management
▼6%

Merchandising
▼9%

Microsoft Office
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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