Merchandise Coordinator Salary

Merchandise Coordinators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.39 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by career length and the particular employer. About one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Merchandise Coordinators (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,380 - $50,257
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MEDIAN: $40,386
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$9.95 - $19.97
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$0$50K
Salary $30,380 - $50,257
Bonus $97.59 - $4,069
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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$21,049 - $47,216
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 76
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $9.95 - $19.97
Overtime $13.10 - $34.07
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $97.59 - $4,069
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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$21,049 - $47,216
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 160

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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Merchandise Coordinator


The biggest paychecks can be found at HomeGoods — the median salary there is $27K.

Popular Skills for Merchandise Coordinator


Survey results show that Merchandise Coordinators typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Merchandising, Customer Service, and Organizing are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Organizing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Merchandising also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with 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: $31,398

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

Home to some of the best pay for Merchandise Coordinators, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 63 percent above the national average. Merchandise Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+33 percent) and New York (+31 percent).

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Key Stats for Merchandise Coordinator

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Merchandise Coordinator Salaries

▲13%

▲2%

▼0%

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 35 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 20%
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