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Merchandising Manager Salary (United States)

Merchandising Managers in the United States can expect wages of $59K annually on average. Total incomes of Merchandising Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $12K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $29K and $100K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Merchandising Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. More than half of Merchandising Managers (63 percent) survey participants are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Merchandising Manager Salary (?
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$34,612 - $98,725
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MEDIAN: $58,931
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Merchandising Manager Salary (?
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$10.28 - $21.66
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,612 - $98,725  
   
Bonus
$0.38 - $14,914  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $12,255  
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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$29,311 - $100,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 340
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.28 - $21.66  
   
Overtime
$5.07 - $38.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.38 - $14,914  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $12,255  
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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$29,311 - $100,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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
  • 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 usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Product Development and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 41 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those educated in Merchandising tend to be well versed in People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandising Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $46K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $58K. Merchandising Managers bring in $65K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $69K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$53,000
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Merchandising Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 62 percent. Merchandising Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+51 percent), Seattle (+51 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), and Chicago (+3 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Merchandising Manager's salary, with Salt Lake City Merchandising Managers earning salaries that are 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

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 16%