For Merchandise Managers, annual average wages total $54K per year. Incomes of Merchandise Managers vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $15K cause paychecks to spread between $26K on the low end and $93K on the high end. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the company and years of experience. More than half of Merchandise Managers (64 percent) survey participants are women. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Merchandise Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,527 - $98,415
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$98K
MEDIAN: $54,195
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90%

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$10.49 - $20.57
(Median)
$10
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$37,527 - $98,415  
   
Bonus
$3.86 - $15,249  
Profit Sharing
$147.95 - $15,205  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$25,971 - $92,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 248
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.49 - $20.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.78  
Overtime
$13.97 - $32.78  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$3.86 - $15,249  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$147.95 - $15,205  
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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$25,971 - $92,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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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

  • 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 often transition into Operations Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Operations Managers earn $59K per year. Going from Merchandise Manager to Retail Operations Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $49K. Many others choose to work as Assistant Store Managers, where pay is typically $37K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Merchandise Manager


Merchandise Managers flock to Macy's, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $54K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Merchandise Manager


Merchandise Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Negotiation, Operations Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 80 percent, 8 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service, Training, and Sales Management. 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $38K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $55K. Merchandise Managers see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $52K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,157

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

Merchandise Managers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 80 percent. Merchandise Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+77 percent), Portland (+74 percent), Memphis (+54 percent), and Minneapolis (+51 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 13 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Merchandise Manager Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Merchandise Manager Salaries

Negotiation
up arrow 80%

Operations Management
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Purchasing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Merchandising
up arrow 1%




Training
up arrow 16%

Customer Service
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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