The average Experienced Merchandise Planner earns approximately $81K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The vast majority of Experienced Merchandise Planners (80 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,953 - $108,934
MEDIAN: $80,997

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$51,953 - $108,934  
$824 - $19,893  
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$55,109 - $118,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $88,682

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

Though Experienced Merchandise Planners can find somewhat larger paychecks in Philadelphia — just above the national average — location actually has a very small overall effect on compensation in this occupation. Experienced Merchandise Planners will also find cushy salaries in New York (+2 percent).

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Skills That Affect Merchandise Planner Salaries

Financial Analysis
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Strategic Planning
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


80 %
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%