Merchandising Manager Salary

Merchandising Managers in the United States take home approximately $59K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Merchandising Managers stretch from $29K on the lower end to $105K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $16K from bonuses and $20K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Merchandising Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women account for the majority of Merchandising Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,782 - $104,379
(Median)
$35K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,487
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$10.39 - $22.22
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$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,782 - $104,379  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,526  
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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$29,325 - $105,221  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 362
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 - $15,526  
   
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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$29,325 - $105,221  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.

Common Career Paths for Merchandising Manager


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Merchandising Managers may experience a deep cut in pay as they move into an upper-level role like Retail Store Manager. That position usually brings in $40K.

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Popular Skills for Merchandising Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Product Development, Project Management, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 7 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. It is often found that people who know Merchandising are also skilled in 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $47K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $59K. On average, Merchandising Managers make $66K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $67K.

Pay Difference by Location


Merchandising Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 84 percent. Merchandising Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+63 percent), Seattle (+50 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Merchandising Managers in Salt Lake City earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Merchandising Manager Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Merchandising Manager Salaries



Inventory Management
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People Management
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National Average
$54,000

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
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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