Pay for Merchandise Coordinators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.21 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by tenure and the individual firm. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, slightly less than a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Female Merchandise Coordinators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,052 - $53,278
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MEDIAN: $40,043
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$9.70 - $19.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$30,052 - $53,278  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $3,046  
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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$20,502 - $47,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $19.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14  
Overtime
$7.14 - $30.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$101.37 - $3,046  
   
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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$20,502 - $47,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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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.

Common Career Paths for Merchandise Coordinator


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Merchandise Coordinators who move on to become Assistant Buyers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Assistant Buyers get paid an average of $39K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Merchandise Coordinator


ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $26K.

Pay for Merchandise Coordinators is the lowest at TJ Maxx Inc, which has a median salary of $22K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $27K.

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 26 percent 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

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $29K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $28K. Merchandise Coordinators see a median salary of $35K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $37K on average.

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Experience Affects Merchandise Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$29,000



Skills That Affect Merchandise Coordinator Salaries


National Average
$29,000

Merchandising
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Organizing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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