Merchandise Coordinator Salary

Merchandise Coordinators in the United States take home approximately $12.78 per hour on average. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a strong majority. Most Merchandise Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Merchandise Coordinators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 84 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$31,654 - $55,210
(Median)
$32K
$41K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,516
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$9.13 - $18.67
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$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,654 - $55,210  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,959  
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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$20,392 - $51,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.13 - $18.67  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $30.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,959  
   
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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$20,392 - $51,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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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 Skills for Merchandise Coordinator


Survey takers who work as Merchandise Coordinators usually report a few 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. Experience with Customer Service is often linked with knowledge of Merchandising.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandise Coordinator

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $34K on average. It may be worth noting that those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a lower median salary of $32K. Merchandise Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $34K. Merchandise Coordinators who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $37K.

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Experience Affects Merchandise Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$34,000


Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Merchandise Coordinator Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 11%

National Average
$34,000

Merchandising
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 29%

Organizing
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

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: 77% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 20%
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