The average pay for an Entry-Level Category Manager is $67,270 per year. A skill in Strategic Sales is associated with high pay for this job.

$43,690 - $97,078
(Median)
$44K
$67K
$97K
MEDIAN: $67,270
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$9.88 - $20.49
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,690 - $97,078  
   
Bonus
$991 - $15,809  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,000  
Commission
$17,618  
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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$42,708 - $102,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 306
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.00  
   
Overtime
$13.50  
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
$991 - $15,809  
   
Commission
$17,618  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,000  
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).
)
$42,708 - $102,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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Skills That Affect Category Manager Salaries

Strategic Sales
up arrow 12%


Contract Negotiation
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Market Research
up arrow 5%

Sourcing
up arrow 4%

Negotiation
up arrow 3%

Merchandising
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Powerpoint
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$73,000

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Purchasing
up arrow 7%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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