Merchandise Coordinator Salary

The average Merchandise Coordinator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $12.35 per hour. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the particular employer are driving factors as well. While some workers in this profession — about one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Female Merchandise Coordinators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Merchandise Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$30,469 - $52,738
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$53K
MEDIAN: $39,888
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$9.25 - $19.13
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$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$30,469 - $52,738  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,909  
Profit Sharing
$3,710  
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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$20,290 - $49,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.25 - $19.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14  
Overtime
$12.92 - $29.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,909  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,710  
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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$20,290 - $49,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 191
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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 Employer Salaries for Merchandise Coordinator


ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $25K.

Popular Skills for Merchandise Coordinator


Merchandise Coordinators who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Microsoft Excel command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Those listing Organizing and Customer Service as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandise Coordinator

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $32K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $29K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $28K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Merchandise Coordinator Salaries


Experienced
0%

National Average
$32,000


Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Merchandise Coordinator Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 20%

National Average
$32,000

Merchandising
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 21%

Organizing
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

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: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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