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Merchandise Manager Salary

Salaries for Merchandise Managers in the United States average out at around $53K annually, but San Francisco employers pay the most, offering approximately $98K on average. Merchandise Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+62 percent), Seattle (+28 percent), San Diego (+28 percent), and Los Angeles (+20 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$32,589 - $98,710
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MEDIAN: $53,118
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$10.00 - $19.41
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$32,589 - $98,710  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,941  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $7,835  
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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$25,897 - $97,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 318
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $19.41  
   
Overtime
$8.23 - $27.61  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,941  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $7,835  
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).
)
$25,897 - $97,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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Job Description for Merchandise Manager

A merchandising manager is a full-time employee responsible for sustaining the culture of a store while making sure that profit goals are met. Merchandising mangers are responsible for recognizing trends and analyzing customer data and current market data to identify the products a store needs to buy and sell in order to be profitable. They will use this information to implement store merchandising plans and goals. Merchandising managers must be creative and be able to come up with new and exciting ideas for their business.

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Merchandise Manager Tasks

  • Manage merchandising team by coordinating work schedules and activities.
  • Communicate merchandising layouts, planograms, and store listings.
  • Create and implement store merchandising plans and standards.
  • Conduct routine store walks and generate reports.

Common Career Paths for Merchandise Manager


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Merchandise Managers' salaries tends to stay somewhat level when they assume higher-end positions like Retail Operations Manager. On average, Retail Operations Managers get paid about the same as Merchandise Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Merchandise Manager


The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Barnes & Noble, Inc., where the median salary is just $31K — 77 percent less than the top paying company.

Popular Skills for Merchandise Manager


Typical Merchandise Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Merchandising, Sales Management, and Purchasing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Most people experienced in Inventory Management also know Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandise Manager

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


For many Merchandise Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $40K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $51K. Merchandise Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $59K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $64K.

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Experience Affects Merchandise Manager Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Merchandise Manager Salaries


Merchandising
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Sales Management
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National Average
$47,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 16%