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Merchandise Manager Salary

Salaries for Merchandise Managers in the United States average out at around $51K annually, but San Francisco employers pay the most, offering approximately $96K on average. Merchandise Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+51 percent), Minneapolis (+50 percent), Seattle (+29 percent), and Los Angeles (+21 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,472 - $96,212
(Median)
$33K
$51K
$96K
MEDIAN: $51,494
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50%
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$9.99 - $22.13
(Median)
$10
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary 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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$33,472 - $96,212  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,118  
Profit Sharing
$628 - $7,397  
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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$26,301 - $93,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 316
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $22.13  
   
Overtime
$8.09 - $28.86  
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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,118  
   
Profit Sharing
$628 - $7,397  
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).
)
$26,301 - $93,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118

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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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Though it's uncommon, some Merchandise Managers move into roles as Operations Managers, where pay is an average $59K per year. A Retail Store Assistant Manager role is the most common promotion for Merchandise Managers moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $32K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Merchandise Managers is a Retail Operations Manager position, where earnings are usually $49K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Merchandise Manager


Barnes & Noble, Inc. pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $31K, 77 percent less than the top paying company.

Popular Skills for Merchandise Manager


Job skills reported by Merchandise Managers are limited. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Merchandising, Sales Management, and Purchasing are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know 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.


Merchandise Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $41K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $49K. For Merchandise Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $57K.

Pay Difference by Location

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Experience Affects Merchandise Manager Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Merchandise Manager Salaries



Sales Management
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$46,000

Purchasing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 17%