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Merchandising Assistant Salary

Those pursuing careers as Merchandising Assistants in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $37K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Merchandising Assistants (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$28,036 - $49,170
(Median)
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34K
42K
49K
MEDIAN: $37,116
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$9.75 - $20.94
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,036 - $49,170  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,834  
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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$22,044 - $47,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $20.94  
   
Overtime
$15.68 - $31.64  
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 - $4,834  
   
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).
)
$22,044 - $47,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 87
United States (change)

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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Merchandising and Microsoft Excel are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

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Experience Affects Merchandising Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect Merchandising Assistant Salaries

Merchandising
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 25%