Merchandising Manager Salary

An average Merchandising Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $60K per year. In the world of Merchandising Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $14K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $16K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $30K and $98K. While the company and experience level impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction for Merchandising Managers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Merchandising Managers making up 72 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,941 - $94,269
$34K
$60K
$94K
MEDIAN: $59,529
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90%

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$11.11 - $18.89
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MEDIAN: $15.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$33,941 - $94,269  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,191  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $16,000  
Commission
$6,000  
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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$29,743 - $98,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 295
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.11 - $18.89  
   
Overtime
$1.55 - $28.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,191  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $16,000  
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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$29,743 - $98,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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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

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

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Merchandising Managers' salaries may sharply decline when they move into higher-end positions like Retail Store Manager. The typical income for a Retail Store Manager is $41K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Merchandising Manager


Macy's, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $59K.

Popular Skills for Merchandising Manager


Merchandising Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, Data Analysis, and e-Commerce are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 57 percent, 34 percent, and 33 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. People Management and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Merchandising indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandising Manager

Pay by Experience for a Merchandising Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Merchandising Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 187 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Merchandising Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 149 salaries. An experienced Merchandising Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 99 salaries. A Merchandising Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,747

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Atlanta is home to an above-average pay rate for Merchandising Managers, 68 percent higher than the national average. Merchandising Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+64 percent), Seattle (+56 percent), New York (+56 percent), and Los Angeles (+40 percent). Merchandising Managers in Salt Lake City report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 20 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay.

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Key Stats for Merchandising Manager

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Merchandising Manager Salaries

▲22%

▲20%

▲19%

National Average
$52,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Merchandising Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲57%

▲34%

e-Commerce
▲33%



National Average
$52,000


Inventory Management
▼7%


Customer Service
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 17%