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Merchandising Manager Salary

For Merchandising Managers, annual average wages total $59K per year. Total cash earnings of Merchandising Managers range from $29K on the low end to $104K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $20K, respectively. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Merchandising Managers (65 percent) survey participants are women. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. For the most part, Merchandising Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$34,769 - $103,583
(Median)
$35K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,043
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$10.39 - $22.22
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$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$34,769 - $103,583  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,319  
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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$29,256 - $103,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 357
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.39 - $22.22  
   
Overtime
$6.84 - $38.39  
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 - $15,319  
   
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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$29,256 - $103,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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 see a hefty downturn in earnings if they take top-notch roles like Retail Store Manager. The average pay for a Retail Store Manager is $40K.

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Popular Skills for Merchandising Manager


Merchandising Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Product Development, Project Management, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 8 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Customer Service, on the other hand, is typically associated with much 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $47K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $57K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $65K. 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 $66K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 83 percent, Merchandising Managers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Merchandising Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+64 percent), Seattle (+52 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Merchandising Managers is geography, with workers in Salt Lake City earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Merchandising Manager Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Merchandising Manager Salaries



Inventory Management
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Merchandising
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National Average
$53,000

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 16%
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