Merchandise Coordinator Salary

Earnings for Merchandise Coordinators in the United States come in at around $12.81 per hour on average. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Merchandise Coordinators. The vast majority (83 percent) of Merchandise Coordinators who took the survey are female. While some workers in this profession — one in five — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a strong majority have dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$31,437 - $54,938

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$9.12 - $18.77

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,437 - $54,938  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,923  
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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$20,321 - $51,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.12 - $18.77  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $30.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,923  
   
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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$20,321 - $51,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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Job Description for Merchandise Coordinator

Merchandise coordinators are responsible for ensuring that a retailer's merchandise is well-maintained and displayed in an attractive manner. Some merchandise coordinators are in charge of a retailer's website, while others work within actual stores.

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Merchandise Coordinator Tasks

  • Negotiate with suppliers for goods pricing and set retail prices.
  • Provide notes and guidance on inventory and presentation of goods.
  • Manage inventory, catalog and display of merchandise online and/or in retail stores.
  • Manage product roll-outs, markdowns and sales opportunities.

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Popular Skills for Merchandise Coordinator


Merchandise Coordinators typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Merchandising, Customer Service, and Organizing are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Organizing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Merchandising also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandise Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $34K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $32K. Merchandise Coordinators see a median salary of $31K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Merchandise Coordinators report making only $28K on average.

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Experience Affects Merchandise Coordinator Salaries


National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Merchandise Coordinator Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 12%

National Average
$34,000

Merchandising
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 28%

Organizing
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 21%
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