Merchandiser Salary (United States)

Merchandisers in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $11.55 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.64 per hour to $15.78. With some bonuses running north of $5,791, profit sharing proceeds occasionally surpassing $3,452, and select commissions of $33K, total income for Merchandisers can range between from $25,721 to $73,523 according to individual performance. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and tenure. Although about a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Women are just slightly outnumbered in the field, with male Merchandisers making up 53 percent of workers. Most Merchandisers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to 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  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 494
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Hourly Rate
$8.64 - $15.78  
   
Overtime
$7.42 - $24.05  
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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  
PayScale
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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Merchandisers' salaries may rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Merchandiser may get paid an extra $33K per year. A Retail Merchandiser role is the most common promotion for Merchandisers moving up the ladder. Unfortunately, pay drops by $2,714 upon moving into this role. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Merchandisers is a Retail Store Assistant Manager position, where earnings go up by $4,840.

Merchandiser Job Listings

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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. Amazon.com Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $69,866. Also paying near the top of the field are PepsiCo Inc at $31,965, Pepsi Bottling Group at $31,612, and Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., where Merchandisers annually earn $30,714.
298 percent less than the top paying company, Sears Holdings Corporation offers a median salary of just $17,556, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. Other low-paying employers include Macy's, Inc. at $18,299 and American Greetings Corporation at $18,748, though some Merchandisers there earn up to $30K.

Popular Skills for Merchandiser

Survey takers who work as Merchandisers report a focused set of job skills. Inventory Management and Sales are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 4 percent respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandiser

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Merchandisers with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. Starting out, salaries are typically $26K, which grows to $29K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $29K. Though minimal, Merchandisers continue to experience salary development even after two decades, and pay is estimated at $30K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 14 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 7 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; most of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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$28,000
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Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Merchandisers, 110 percent above the national average. Merchandisers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+90 percent), New York (+82 percent), Omaha (+55 percent), and Los Angeles (+44 percent). The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 10 percent below the national average. Workers in Las Vegas and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-6 percent and -5 percent).

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Experience Affects Merchandiser Salaries

National Average
$28,000

Skills That Affect Merchandiser Salaries

Inventory Management
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$28,000
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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%
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