Earnings for Mid-Career Category Managers come in at around $83K annually on average. With some bonuses approaching $21K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Mid-Career Category Managers spread between $54K and $124K depending on individual performance. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The majority of Mid-Career Category Managers (62 percent) survey respondents are male. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$51,891 - $111,149
(Median)
$52K
$83K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,524
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,891 - $111,149  
   
Bonus
$2,483 - $20,674  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,161  
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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$54,465 - $123,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 325
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.77  
   
Overtime
$19.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,483 - $20,674  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,161  
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).
)
$54,465 - $123,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,614

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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Mid-Career Category Managers, 30 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Category Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+26 percent), Bentonville (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+15 percent), and Houston (+15 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Cincinnati. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in New York and Minneapolis (16 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Category Manager Salaries

Sourcing
up arrow 14%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 13%

Market Research
up arrow 4%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 4%

Strategic Sales
up arrow 3%

Negotiation
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

MicroStrategy
0%

National Average
$90,000

Microsoft Excel
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Marketing Management
up arrow 6%

Purchasing
up arrow 7%

Powerpoint
up arrow 8%

Merchandising
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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