Merchandising Manager Salary

Merchandising Managers in the United States can expect wages of $59K annually on average. Total cash compensation for Merchandising Managers runs from $29K to $104K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $20K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. There are more female Merchandising Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 66 percent. Most Merchandising Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,737 - $102,919
(Median)
$35K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,329
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$10.39 - $22.22
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$10
$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
$34,737 - $102,919  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,397  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,574  
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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$29,310 - $104,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 361
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.39 - $22.22  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $38.76  
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 - $15,397  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,574  
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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$29,310 - $104,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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.

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Merchandising Managers may see a hefty downturn in earnings if they take top-notch roles like Retail Store Manager. The average pay for a Retail Store Manager is $40K.

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Popular Skills for Merchandising Manager


Merchandising Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Product Development, Project Management, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. The majority of those who know 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.


Merchandising Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $47K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $58K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $66K. Merchandising Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 85 percent, Merchandising Managers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Merchandising Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+62 percent), Seattle (+51 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). Merchandising Managers in Salt Lake City take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 23 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
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 16%
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