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Merchandise Coordinator Salary

Merchandise Coordinators in the United States take home an average $12.84 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority of Merchandise Coordinators (82 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$32,465 - $54,891
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$32K
$41K
$55K
MEDIAN: $41,099
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$8.74 - $18.64
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,465 - $54,891  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,927  
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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$20,089 - $51,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.74 - $18.64  
   
Overtime
$15.71 - $30.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,927  
   
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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$20,089 - $51,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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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Job skills reported by Merchandise Coordinators are limited. Merchandising and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandise Coordinator

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $34K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $36K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Merchandise Coordinators make a median salary of $36K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Merchandise Coordinator with more than 20 years of experience can earn $48K on average.

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Experience Affects Merchandise Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Merchandise Coordinator Salaries

Merchandising
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Customer Service
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 22%