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Merchandise Coordinator Salary

Average Merchandise Coordinators in the United States make around $12.53 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Merchandise Coordinators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Most Merchandise Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly more than a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,377 - $55,309
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$55K
MEDIAN: $41,074
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$8.85 - $18.28
(Median)
$8
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,377 - $55,309  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,927  
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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$19,901 - $51,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.85 - $18.28  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $30.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,927  
   
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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$19,901 - $51,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147

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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Merchandising, Customer Service, and Organizing can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those listing Organizing and Customer Service as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Merchandising is a skill commonly found among those who know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandise Coordinator

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


Merchandise Coordinators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $33K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $34K. Merchandise Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $35K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Merchandise Coordinator with more than 20 years of experience can earn $37K on average.

Merchandise Coordinator Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Merchandise Coordinator in Greensboro:
"Get training and knowledge of best practices!"
Push for off-market training. Request training in another location to "shadow" the merchandise coordinator. This will ensure focused training on the ordering system and restocking of the store without you working the sales floor.

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Experience Affects Merchandise Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Merchandise Coordinator Salaries

National Average
$34,000

Merchandising
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 30%

Organizing
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 22%
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