Merchandising Assistant Salary

Pay for Merchandising Assistants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $15.01 per hour. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Female Merchandising Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$29,136 - $50,540
$29K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $38,897
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$9.32 - $20.75
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$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.01
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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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,136 - $50,540  
   
Bonus
$454.56 - $3,832  
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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$20,348 - $48,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.32 - $20.75  
   
Overtime
$16.71 - $34.14  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$454.56 - $3,832  
   
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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$20,348 - $48,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111

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Job Description for Merchandising Assistant

For any sales operation, it is important to keep track of how products are purchased, advertised, and sold to efficiently maintain inventory and meet customers' needs. Larger firms often create merchandising departments specifically dedicated to this task, within which are various managers who oversee areas such as maintaining product lines, purchasing, advertisement, vendor relationships, and customer service. Merchandising assistants are responsible for providing administrative support to these managers. While merchandising departments exist in many firms, they are often found in large retail operations with a large number of product lines that these companies must manage.

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Merchandising Assistant Tasks

  • Maintain and reconcile accounts, creating invoices and sending checks.
  • Enter, validate and authorize data.
  • Analyze data, write reports and create documents and presentations.
  • Update and maintain product catalog and descriptions, working with suppliers.
  • Coordinate meetings, organize calendars and create and send correspondence.

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Popular Skills for Merchandising Assistant


Merchandising Assistants who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, Merchandising, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office. Those educated in Merchandising tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandising Assistant

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $35K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Merchandising Assistants make a median salary of $33K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $32K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,192

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

Merchandising Assistants in search of higher pay head to America's three biggest cities. Perhaps not surprisingly, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago all offer salaries above the national rate. Seattle is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 20 percent.

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Key Stats for Merchandising Assistant

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Merchandising Assistant Salaries

▲13%

▼0%

National Average
$35,000

▼6%

Late-Career
▼9%

Skills That Affect Merchandising Assistant Salaries

Data Analysis
▲11%



National Average
$35,000

Microsoft Office
▼6%

Microsoft Word
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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