Mid-Career Category Manager Salary

Average Mid-Career Category Managers make around $83K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $21K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Mid-Career Category Managers can bottom out near $61K or peak near $121K depending on individual performance. Male Mid-Career Category Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (60 percent) are men. The majority of Mid-Career Category Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,291 - $109,815
MEDIAN: $83,349

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Salary $59,291 - $109,815
Bonus $1,822 - $20,343
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,863
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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).
$61,041 - $121,441
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 326

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $91,048

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Mid-Career Category Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Category Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+20 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), Philadelphia (+18 percent), and Bentonville (+17 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Cincinnati, 20 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Minneapolis and Dallas (4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Category Manager


39 %
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
5-9 years
10-19 years
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Category Manager Salaries

Contract Negotiation


Strategic Marketing

Market Research


Strategic Sales

National Average

Data Analysis

Project Management




Marketing Management

Microsoft Office


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.


39 %
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 10%