Merchandising Assistant Salary

Merchandising Assistants in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $37K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. While just over a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Female Merchandising Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,069 - $49,240
(Median)
$29K
$37K
$49K
MEDIAN: $37,064
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$9.59 - $20.72
(Median)
$9
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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
$29,069 - $49,240  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,913  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$21,445 - $47,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.59 - $20.72  
   
Overtime
$15.88 - $31.92  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,913  
   
Profit Sharing
$750  
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).
)
$21,445 - $47,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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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 Microsoft Excel, Merchandising, and Microsoft Word can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word. Many workers who know Merchandising also know Microsoft Excel.

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Experience Affects Merchandising Assistant Salaries


Mid-Career
0%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$35,000

Skills That Affect Merchandising Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Merchandising
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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
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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