Merchandising Assistant Salary

Merchandising Assistants in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $37K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The vast majority of Merchandising Assistants (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,056 - $49,505
(Median)
$29K
$37K
$50K
MEDIAN: $37,333
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90%

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$9.68 - $20.72
(Median)
$9
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,056 - $49,505  
   
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: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.68 - $20.72  
   
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: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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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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Professional skills reported by Merchandising Assistants are few in number. Those who have experience with Merchandising, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word. Competency in Microsoft Excel frequently indicates knowledge of Microsoft Word.

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Experience Affects Merchandising Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Merchandising Assistant Salaries

Merchandising
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$35,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

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: 73% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 24%
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