Merchandise Coordinator Salary

For Merchandise Coordinators, hourly average wages total $12.45 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and the individual firm. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Merchandise Coordinators. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. The vast majority (84 percent) of Merchandise Coordinators who took the survey are female. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,138 - $51,623
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MEDIAN: $39,858
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$9.89 - $19.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$30,138 - $51,623  
   
Bonus
$97.59 - $2,948  
Commission
$2,948  
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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$20,909 - $47,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $19.90  
   
Overtime
$13.10 - $34.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$97.59 - $2,948  
   
Commission
$2,948  
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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$20,909 - $47,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 166

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Merchandise Coordinator


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Merchandise Coordinators often transition into Assistant Buyer positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Assistant Buyers earn $39K per year.

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Merchandise Coordinators flock to HomeGoods for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $27K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Merchandise Coordinator


Merchandise Coordinators report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Merchandising, Customer Service, and Organizing are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Organizing and Customer Service as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandise Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Merchandise Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Merchandise Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 157 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Merchandise Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Merchandise Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 40 salaries. A Merchandise Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,314

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Merchandise Coordinators, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 64 percent greater than the national average. Merchandise Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+34 percent) and New York (+31 percent).

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Key Stats for Merchandise Coordinator

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Merchandise Coordinator Salaries

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▲2%

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National Average
$31,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Merchandise Coordinator Salaries


National Average
$31,000



Organizing
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 21%
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