Mid-Career Category Manager Salary

Median pay for Mid-Career Category Managers lies in the neighborhood of $83K per year. In the world of Mid-Career Category Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $55K and $124K. Most Mid-Career Category Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Men working as Mid-Career Category Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 59 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,958 - $112,396
$54K
$83K
$110K
MEDIAN: $83,470
10%
50%
90%

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$16.00 - $36.05
$20
MEDIAN: $20.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,958 - $112,396  
   
Bonus
$2,873 - $20,383  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,033  
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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$55,124 - $123,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 314
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.00  
   
Overtime
$19.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,873 - $20,383  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,033  
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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$55,124 - $123,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,469

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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 will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+20 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), Philadelphia (+18 percent), and Bentonville (+17 percent). With compensation 20 percent below the national average, Cincinnati is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Minneapolis and Dallas (4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Category Manager

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
5-9 years
70%
10-19 years
30%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Category Manager Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲11%

▲11%

Strategic Marketing
▲9%

Market Research
▲3%

Strategic Sales
▲2%

Negotiation
▲1%

Data Analysis
▼0%

Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$90,000

MicroStrategy
▼1%

Purchasing
▼2%

Powerpoint
▼3%


Marketing Management
▼7%

Merchandising
▼9%

Microsoft Office
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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