Merchandising Managers in the United States pull down an average of $59K per year. Total cash compensation for Merchandising Managers runs from $30K to $99K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $12K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and tenure. Female Merchandising Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Work is enjoyable for Merchandising Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$34,293 - $94,797
$34K
$59K
$95K
MEDIAN: $59,265
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$11.16 - $19.23
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $15.36
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$34,293 - $94,797  
   
Bonus
$96.35 - $14,711  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,365  
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).
)
$30,161 - $98,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 317
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.16 - $19.23  
   
Overtime
$1.55 - $28.32  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$96.35 - $14,711  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,365  
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).
)
$30,161 - $98,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 82

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Common Career Paths for Merchandising Manager


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


For Merchandising Managers, a move to the Retail Store Manager role often correlates with a sharp decline in salary. Retail Store Managers typically make $41K.

Merchandising Manager Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Merchandising Manager


Merchandising Managers flock to Macy's, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $59K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Merchandising Manager


Survey results imply that Merchandising Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Lucky workers who know Data Analysis can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 32 percent above average. E-Commerce and Product Development are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 17 percent and 32 percent. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. People Management and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Merchandising tend to be well versed in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandising Manager

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $46K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $62K. Merchandising Managers bring in $63K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $56K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,209

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Merchandising Managers, 75 percent higher than the national average. Merchandising Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+66 percent), New York (+63 percent), Seattle (+54 percent), and San Diego (+32 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Merchandising Managers in Salt Lake City earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Houston and Indianapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 13 percent less than the median.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Merchandising Manager

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
035
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Merchandising Manager Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Merchandising Manager Salaries


e-Commerce
up arrow 32%



National Average
$52,000


Inventory Management
up arrow 8%


Customer Service
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
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%
dental benefits
None: 17%
ADVERTISEMENT