Merchandising Assistant Salary

Merchandising Assistants in the United States can expect wages of $15.20 per hour on average. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Women account for the majority of Merchandising Assistants who took the survey — 90 percent to be exact. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,434 - $49,277
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MEDIAN: $38,868
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$9.57 - $20.38
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Salary $29,434 - $49,277
Bonus $475.00 - $3,990
Total Pay (?
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$21,196 - $47,072
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 75
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $9.57 - $20.38
Overtime $15.89 - $33.75
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $475.00 - $3,990
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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$21,196 - $47,072
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 125

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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, Merchandising, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Merchandising also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandising Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Merchandising Assistant has a negative trend. An entry-level Merchandising Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 161 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Merchandising Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Merchandising Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 18 salaries. A Merchandising Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,286

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

New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago — America's three largest cities — boast salaries well above the national rate for Merchandising Assistants. Seattle is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 20 percent.

Merchandising Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Merchandising Assistant?

Merchandising Assistant in San Diego:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Challenging, interesting, fast paced and always changing.
Cons: Tedious at times, lack of accountability from management, work load.

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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 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Merchandising Assistant Salaries

▲12%

▼0%

National Average
$35,000

▼6%

Late-Career
▼10%

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 28 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 23%
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