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Merchandiser Salary (United States)

Pay for Merchandisers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $11.55 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $3K, overall incomes of Merchandisers spread between $19K and $55K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though the particular city and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Although more than a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and a little over a half get dental coverage, too. Male Merchandisers are just a bit more common than females ones, with males workers composing 53 percent of the field. Most Merchandisers report high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Merchandiser Salary (?
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$25,721 - $73,523
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MEDIAN: $44,023
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Merchandiser Salary (?
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$8.64 - $15.78
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,721 - $73,523  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,791  
Profit Sharing
$98.92 - $3,452  
Commission
$0.00 - $33,472  
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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$18,816 - $55,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 494
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$8.64 - $15.78  
   
Overtime
$7.42 - $24.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,791  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $33,472  
Profit Sharing
$98.92 - $3,452  
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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$18,816 - $55,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,093
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Job Description for Merchandiser

  • Maintain store shelf standards and inventory, including rotation of products.
  • Stock, restock, and order merchandise.
  • Set up displays and change signage for products.
  • Implement shelf planograms.
  • Communicate changes or additions to current products.

Common Career Paths for Merchandiser

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For Merchandisers, career progression to a Senior Merchandiser role may result in a considerable increase in compensation. Typically, a Senior Merchandiser, an upper-level role, can earn $59K annually. Going from Merchandiser to Retail Merchandiser is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Retail Merchandisers is $25K. Many others choose to work as Retail Store Assistant Managers, where pay is typically $32K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Merchandiser

Known for taking on a considerable number of Merchandisers, PepsiCo Inc, The Home Depot Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., and Pepsi Bottling Group are leading firms in the industry. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Amazon.com Inc offers the most; Merchandisers earn $70K on average there. Merchandisers can also look forward to large paychecks at PepsiCo Inc ($32K), Pepsi Bottling Group ($32K), and Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. ($31K).
Other low-paying employers include Macy's, Inc. at $18K and American Greetings Corporation at $19K, though some Merchandisers there earn up to $30K.

Popular Skills for Merchandiser

Merchandisers note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Sales, Merchandising, and Organizing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandiser

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Merchandisers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $26K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $29K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Merchandisers make a median salary of $29K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $30K. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work — of those who took the survey, a fair portion land within it. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up roughly a seventh of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$28,000
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Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Merchandisers, 110 percent higher than the national average. Merchandisers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+90 percent), New York (+82 percent), Omaha (+55 percent), and Los Angeles (+44 percent). Orlando ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Las Vegas (6 percent lower) and Houston (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Merchandiser Salaries

National Average
$28,000

Skills That Affect Merchandiser Salaries

Inventory Management
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Sales
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National Average
$28,000
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Organizing
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 303 votes.

Gender

Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 38%