The average pay for an Entry-Level Category Manager is $66,822 per year. A skill in Strategic Sales is associated with high pay for this job.

$43,758 - $94,918
$44K
$67K
$95K
MEDIAN: $66,822
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$12.82 - $35.81
$13
$18
$36
MEDIAN: $18.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,758 - $94,918  
   
Bonus
$1,004 - $15,554  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,787  
Commission
$16,235  
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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$43,027 - $100,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 308
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $35.81  
   
Overtime
$9.60  
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
$1,004 - $15,554  
   
Commission
$16,235  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,787  
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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$43,027 - $100,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Key Stats for Category Manager

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
071
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
25%
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Skills That Affect Category Manager Salaries

Strategic Sales
up arrow 14%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 9%


Project Management
up arrow 6%

Market Research
up arrow 4%

Merchandising
up arrow 4%

Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$72,000

Powerpoint
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Marketing Management
up arrow 1%

Sourcing
up arrow 3%

Purchasing
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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