Entry-Level Merchandise Manager Salary

The median total income of Entry-Level Merchandise Managers is around $40K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (more than two-fifths, in fact) comes from commissions. For the most part, Entry-Level Merchandise Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Entry-Level Merchandise Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 65 percent. Some workers in this field — close to one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,907 - $77,099
(Median)
$32K
$48K
$77K
MEDIAN: $48,143
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$9.68 - $17.95
(Median)
$9
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary 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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,907 - $77,099  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,151  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Commission
$17,500  
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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$23,973 - $75,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.68 - $17.95  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.78  
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.48  
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,151  
   
Commission
$17,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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).
)
$23,973 - $75,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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Skills That Affect Merchandise Manager Salaries

Inventory Management
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National Average
$40,000

Merchandising
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Sales Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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