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. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Merchandising Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Female Merchandising Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,028 - $49,438

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$9.63 - $20.61

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,028 - $49,438  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,797  
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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$21,607 - $47,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $20.61  
   
Overtime
$15.88 - $31.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,797  
   
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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$21,607 - $47,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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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Popular Skills for Merchandising Assistant


Survey takers who work as Merchandising Assistants report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Merchandising, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word. Microsoft Excel is a skill commonly found among those who know Merchandising.

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Experience Affects Merchandising Assistant Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$35,000


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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

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 23%
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