The average pay for a Merchandising Assistant is $35,916 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
Merchandising Assistant Total Pay (?
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$26,987 - $49,756
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MEDIAN: $35,916
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Merchandising Assistant Total Pay (?
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$10.23 - $20.87
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,987 - $49,756  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,483  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $2,650  
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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$23,941 - $47,751  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $20.87  
   
Overtime
$17.69 - $31.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,483  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $2,650  
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).
)
$23,941 - $47,751  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
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$35,000
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Experience Affects Merchandising Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
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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
Data Entry
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Gender
Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 19%
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