Merchandiser Salary

Merchandisers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $11.71 per hour. In the world of Merchandisers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $19K and $53K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though the company and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and approximately half receive dental plans. Men working as Merchandisers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,679 - $74,622

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$8.77 - $15.86

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$26,679 - $74,622  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,865  
Profit Sharing
$103.65 - $8,241  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,056  
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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$19,047 - $53,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 525
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.77 - $15.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03 - $3.09  
Overtime
$7.07 - $24.35  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,865  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,056  
Profit Sharing
$103.65 - $8,241  
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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$19,047 - $53,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,372
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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, progressing to a Senior Merchandiser role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Merchandiser can earn $59K annually. Merchandisers typically move into roles as Account Managers or Retail Store Assistant Managers, and those positions pay $22K more and $5K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Merchandiser


The Home Depot Inc., PepsiCo Inc, The Coca-Cola Company, Pepsi Bottling Group, and Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc. are among the top companies that take on many Merchandisers. Although Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $32K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $23K or as much as $42K. Also paying near the top of the field are Pepsi Bottling Group at $31K, Frito-Lay, Inc. at $31K, and PepsiCo Inc, where Merchandisers annually earn $30K.

Pay for Merchandisers is the lowest at Kmart Corporation, which has a median salary of $17K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $20K. Other low-paying employers include Sears Holdings Corporation at $17K and Macy's, Inc. at $20K, though some Merchandisers there earn up to $30K.

Popular Skills for Merchandiser


Survey results suggest that Merchandisers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Training, Inventory Management, and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 43 percent, 6 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Retail, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Inventory Control. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandiser

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


For Merchandisers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $29K. Merchandisers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $31K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Merchandisers that is 85 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Merchandisers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+83 percent), Omaha (+75 percent), Seattle (+71 percent), and Los Angeles (+42 percent). In Tampa, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 9 percent less in San Antonio and 8 percent less in Las Vegas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Merchandiser Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Merchandiser Salaries

Training
up arrow 43%

Inventory Management
up arrow 6%

Sales Management
up arrow 5%

Sales
up arrow 3%

Merchandising
0%

National Average
$27,000

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Inventory Control
up arrow 5%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 5%

Retail
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 300 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 40%
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