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Merchandise Planning Manager Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Merchandise Planning Manager is $85,294 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Inventory Management and Forecasting.
Merchandise Planning Manager Salary (?
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$60,650 - $110,091
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MEDIAN: $85,294
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National Salary Data

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$60,650 - $110,091  
   
Bonus
$509 - $19,327  
Profit Sharing
$1,474 - $9,156  
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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$59,605 - $120,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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Job Description for Merchandise Planning Manager

  • Meet financial objectives by deciding when to increase prices or put items on sale.
  • Track the level of inventory compared to the number of sales.
  • Make decisions about what merchandise to buy based on past sales and current market trends.
  • Monitor sales levels to identify sales opportunities and predict future sales.

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Pay by Experience Level for Merchandise Planning Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 11%
Dallas
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National Average
$93,000
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Merchandise Planning Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Merchandise Planning Manager in Thousand Oaks:
"Hard Work Pays Off."
Rule number one: work hard. Never say things that are going to be obvious to most people who have more experience. Rookies who are eager to prove what they know usually just end up sounding dumb.

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Experience Affects Merchandise Planning Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$93,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Merchandise Planning Manager Salaries

Inventory Management
up arrow 16%
Forecasting
up arrow 13%
Strategic Planning
up arrow 6%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%
National Average
$93,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 5%