Merchandising Manager Salary

The median pay for Merchandising Managers comes out to approximately $60K per year in the United States, but employers in San Francisco offer the most; the average salary in that city is around $99K. Merchandising Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+54 percent), Seattle (+46 percent), Atlanta (+31 percent), and Chicago (+24 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,750 - $98,605
(Median)
$35K
$60K
$99K
MEDIAN: $59,770
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$10.69 - $22.25
(Median)
$11
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,750 - $98,605  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,010  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $12,040  
Commission
$3,500  
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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$30,166 - $100,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 424
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.69 - $22.25  
   
Overtime
$7.34 - $33.62  
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 - $15,010  
   
Commission
$3,500  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $12,040  
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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$30,166 - $100,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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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As Merchandising Managers make advancements to positions like Retail Store Manager, salaries may go down sharply. Usually, Retail Store Managers make $40K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Merchandising Manager


Those at Macy's, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $59K.

Popular Skills for Merchandising Manager


Merchandising Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Product Development, Project Management, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 18 percent. Customer Service, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people skilled in Merchandising are similarly competent in People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandising Manager

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $48K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $59K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Merchandising Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $67K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $65K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,046

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Experience Affects Merchandising Manager Salaries




National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Merchandising Manager Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 18%



Inventory Management
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Merchandising
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National Average
$55,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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