Merchandising Manager Salary

Merchandising Managers in the United States can expect wages of $60K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Merchandising Managers bottoms out near $29K and approaches $104K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $16K from bonuses and almost $11K from profit sharing. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and tenure are driving factors as well. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The majority of Merchandising Managers (68 percent) who took the survey are female. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,017 - $99,874
$35K
$60K
$100K
MEDIAN: $60,196
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$10.59 - $18.91
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MEDIAN: $15.02
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$0$104K
Salary $35,017 - $99,874
Bonus $99.67 - $15,611
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,000
Commission $10,500
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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$28,780 - $104,117
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 319
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $10.59 - $18.91
Hourly Tips $0.27
Overtime $7.31 - $28.11
Annual Data $0$104K
Bonus $99.67 - $15,611
Commission $10,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,000
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).
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$28,780 - $104,117
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 99

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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

  • 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


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As Merchandising Managers transition into upper-level roles like Retail Store Manager, they may see a sharp decline in salary. Retail Store Managers will usually earn $41K.

Merchandising Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Merchandising Manager


For Merchandising Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Macy's, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $59K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Merchandising Manager


Survey results suggest that Merchandising Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, Data Analysis, and e-Commerce are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 56 percent, 33 percent, and 32 percent, respectively. 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

Pay by Experience for a Merchandising Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Merchandising Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 187 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Merchandising Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 149 salaries. An experienced Merchandising Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 99 salaries. A Merchandising Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,071

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

For Merchandising Managers, Atlanta provides a pay rate that is 67 percent greater than the national average. Merchandising Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+63 percent), Seattle (+55 percent), New York (+55 percent), and Los Angeles (+40 percent). Merchandising Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Merchandising Managers in Salt Lake City bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average.

Merchandising Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Merchandising Manager?

Merchandising Manager in Sacramento:
"Fast paced."
Pros: Leading and teaching associates.
Cons: The corporate office.

Merchandising Manager in San Jose:
"Creative Freedom."
Pros: The creative freedom.
Cons: The people.

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Key Stats for Merchandising Manager

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Merchandising Manager Salaries

▲21%

▲19%

▲19%

National Average
$52,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Merchandising Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲56%

▲33%

e-Commerce
▲32%



National Average
$52,000


Inventory Management
▼8%


Customer Service
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 17%
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