Merchandise Coordinator Salary

Merchandise Coordinators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.35 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although approximately one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Women account for the majority of Merchandise Coordinators who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$30,469 - $52,738
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$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


Those at ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $25K.

Popular Skills for Merchandise Coordinator


Merchandise Coordinators only report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Microsoft Excel command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Organizing and Customer Service as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people familiar with 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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $32K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $29K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $28K on average.

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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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