Merchandising Assistant Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Merchandising Assistants in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $37K per year. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, slightly more than a fifth claim no health benefits at all. The vast majority of Merchandising Assistants (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. For the most part, Merchandising Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,006 - $49,538
(Median)
$29K
$37K
$50K
MEDIAN: $37,233
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$9.69 - $20.70
(Median)
$9
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,006 - $49,538  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
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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$22,448 - $47,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $20.70  
   
Overtime
$15.96 - $31.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
   
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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$22,448 - $47,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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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

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

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Merchandising Assistants report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Merchandising, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word. Microsoft Word is a skill commonly found among those who know Microsoft Excel.

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Experience Affects Merchandising Assistant Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$35,000


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Skills That Affect Merchandising Assistant Salaries

Merchandising
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$35,000

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 23%
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