Merchandising Manager Salary

Merchandising Managers in the United States earn an average of $59K per year, and top pay can be found in San Francisco, where the average is $104K. Merchandising Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+62 percent), Seattle (+50 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,931 - $105,660

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$10.48 - $22.11

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,931 - $105,660  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,526  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,574  
Total Pay (?
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$29,158 - $105,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 357
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Hourly Rate
$10.48 - $22.11  
   
Overtime
$7.73 - $37.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$29,158 - $105,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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 considerable drop in salary when they transition into an upper level Retail Store Manager position, where pay tends to be around $40K.

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Popular Skills for Merchandising Manager


Merchandising Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Product Development, Project Management, Inventory Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 16 percent. Customer Service, on the other hand, is typically associated with much 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 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 $58K. Merchandising Managers bring in $66K after working for 10 to 20 years. Merchandising Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $67K.

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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 76 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
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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