Merchandise Manager Salary

The average Merchandise Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $58K annually. With some bonuses approaching $12K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $25K, overall incomes of Merchandise Managers spread between $26K and $93K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Merchandise Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Merchandise Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 68 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,843 - $100,962
$36K
$58K
$100K
MEDIAN: $57,631
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50%
90%

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$10.75 - $20.69
$11
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.43
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$0$100K
Salary $35,843 - $100,962
Bonus $3.74 - $11,720
Profit Sharing $240.00 - $25,000
Commission $7,500
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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$26,270 - $93,022
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 240
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $10.75 - $20.69
Hourly Tips $4.82
Overtime $14.07 - $31.48
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $3.74 - $11,720
Commission $7,500
Profit Sharing $240.00 - $25,000
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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$26,270 - $93,022
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 142

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Job Description for Merchandise Manager

Merchandise managers work in retail environments and strive to provide products that are enticing to customers and ensure they are in stock. The goal is to increase sales and profits for the location, and it's also important to ensure that the merchandise is arranged in ways that are attractive to customers.

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Merchandise Manager Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Merchandise Manager


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Merchandise Managers sometimes assume positions such as Operations Managers. That role pays $59K per year on average. Many Merchandise Managers advance into roles as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Assistant Store Managers, but the median salaries are $15K lower and $10K lower, respectively.

Merchandise Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Merchandise Manager


Macy's, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $54K.

Popular Skills for Merchandise Manager


Survey results imply that Merchandise Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Negotiation, Operations Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 78 percent, 7 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Sales Management and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Inventory Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandise Manager

Pay by Experience for a Merchandise Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Merchandise Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 149 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Merchandise Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 146 salaries. An experienced Merchandise Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 112 salaries. A Merchandise Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 49 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,852

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Merchandise Managers, 89 percent above the national average. Merchandise Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+82 percent), Portland (+71 percent), Dallas (+60 percent), and Memphis (+52 percent). In Houston, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Merchandise Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Merchandise Manager?

Merchandise Manager in Bradenton:
"Visually appealing merchandise placement of clothes."
Pros: Helping customers, changes daily,
Cons: Negative attitudes of employees.

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Key Stats for Merchandise Manager

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Merchandise Manager Salaries

▲14%

▲12%

▲7%

National Average
$47,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Merchandise Manager Salaries

Negotiation
▲78%

Operations Management
▲7%

Project Management
▲4%

Purchasing
▼0%

National Average
$47,000



Training
▼9%



Customer Service
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 17%
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