Merchandise Coordinator Salary

Merchandise Coordinators in the United States pull down an average of $12.62 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Roughly a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a fair number claim dental coverage as well. Most Merchandise Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Merchandise Coordinators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,489 - $55,044
(Median)
$31K
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$55K
MEDIAN: $40,399
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$8.93 - $18.53
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,489 - $55,044  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,970  
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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$20,098 - $51,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.93 - $18.53  
   
Overtime
$15.51 - $30.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,970  
   
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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$20,098 - $51,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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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


Merchandise Coordinators only 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. Employees educated in Customer Service are typically practiced in Merchandising, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandise Coordinator

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $34K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($32K) on average. Merchandise Coordinators see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $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 8%

Skills That Affect Merchandise Coordinator Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 12%

National Average
$34,000

Merchandising
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 31%

Organizing
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 21%
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