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Merchandise Planner Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Merchandise Planner is $64,845 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Financial Analysis is associated with high pay for this job.
Merchandise Planner Salary (?
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$45,288 - $87,813
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MEDIAN: $64,845
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Merchandise Planner Salary (?
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$10.89 - $23.78
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,288 - $87,813  
   
Bonus
$972 - $14,635  
Profit Sharing
$679 - $7,973  
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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$44,697 - $94,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 559
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $23.78  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $41.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$972 - $14,635  
   
Profit Sharing
$679 - $7,973  
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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$44,697 - $94,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Merchandise Planner

Merchandise planners are in charge of developing effective merchandise strategies for their company. They are responsible for creating sound financial plans that reduce company spending, and increase overall profit. They review forecasts, use past performance to make projections, make recommendations for promotional markdowns, and manage inventory to maximize profitability. Additionally, merchandise planners research market trends to increase create more attractive offerings.
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Merchandise Planner Tasks
  • Track the level of inventory compared to the number of sales, working to quickly turn around products.
  • Generate short and long term merchandising plan to meet company financial objectives.
  • Decide what merchandise to buy based on past sales and market trend forecasts.
  • Suggest strategies for promotion and pricing based on current sales trends.

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Pay by Experience Level for Merchandise Planner

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Pay Difference By Location

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Seattle
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Pittsburgh
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$67,000
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Experience Affects Merchandise Planner Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$67,000

Skills That Affect Merchandise Planner Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$67,000
Merchandising
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%