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Merchandising Manager Salary

Pay for Merchandising Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $59K per year. Total cash compensation to Merchandising Managers approaches anywhere from $29K on the lower end to $102K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $12K from profit sharing. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the majority of Merchandising Managers (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$34,587 - $101,093
(Median)
$35K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $58,990
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$10.36 - $22.28
(Median)
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$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,587 - $101,093  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,319  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,255  
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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$28,957 - $101,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 355
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $22.28  
   
Overtime
$5.11 - $38.16  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,319  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,255  
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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$28,957 - $101,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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Job Description for Merchandising Manager

Merchandising managers are responsible for planning strategies for the effective managing of merchandise in their organizations. They create efficient methods for handling large amount of incoming products and accommodate them as needed. They also supervise other workers, providing them with the necessary tools for proper merchandise allocation and handling, as well as oversee the unloading of requested products from external vendors.

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Merchandising Manager Tasks

  • Manage merchandising team by coordinating work schedules and activities.
  • Communicate merchandising layouts, planograms, and store listings.
  • Create and implement store merchandising plans and standards.
  • Conduct routine store walks and generate reports.

Common Career Paths for Merchandising Manager


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Merchandising Managers who move into a Retail Store Manager role may often bring in a much lower salary. On average, Retail Store Managers earn $40K.

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Popular Skills for Merchandising Manager


Merchandising Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Product Development, Project Management, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Customer Service, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people experienced in Merchandising also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandising Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Merchandising Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $47K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $58K. For Merchandising Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $65K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $67K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Merchandising Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 82 percent above the national average. Merchandising Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+62 percent), Seattle (+51 percent), Chicago (+26 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). Merchandising Managers in Salt Lake City take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average.

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Experience Affects Merchandising Manager Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Merchandising Manager Salaries



Inventory Management
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People Management
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Merchandising
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National Average
$53,000

Customer Service
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 16%