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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. Close to a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. Most Merchandising Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. There are far more female Merchandising Assistants who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 87 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,870 - $49,376
(Median)
$29K
$37K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,690
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90%

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$9.61 - $20.66
(Median)
$9
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,870 - $49,376  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,861  
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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$22,154 - $47,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $20.66  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $31.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,861  
   
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).
)
$22,154 - $47,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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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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Job skills reported by Merchandising Assistants are limited. Merchandising and Microsoft Excel are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

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Experience Affects Merchandising Assistant Salaries


Experienced
0%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Merchandising Assistant Salaries

Merchandising
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 25%
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