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Retail Merchandiser Salary

A Retail Merchandiser earns an average wage of $11.25 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
$24,665 - $64,186
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MEDIAN: $38,734
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$8.50 - $15.06
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,665 - $64,186  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,052  
Profit Sharing
$205.58 - $4,861  
Commission
$3.83 - $1,233  
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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$18,024 - $39,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.50 - $15.06  
   
Overtime
$6.79 - $23.46  
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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,052  
   
Commission
$3.83 - $1,233  
Profit Sharing
$205.58 - $4,861  
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).
)
$18,024 - $39,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 723
United States (change)

Job Description for Retail Merchandiser

Retail merchandisers are responsible for the coordination of merchandise activity among store locations. They are the primary contact between store general managers and their retail chain. Retail merchandisers control inventory by monitoring current holdings, sales reports, and inventory reports to ensure stores are neither over- nor understocking particular items; they also adjust this balance as purchasing trends shift in their region, reducing inventory for low-selling products and expanding inventory in better-selling products. With access to data from multiple stores in their service area and the company-wide data, retail merchandisers can provide general managers with information on current trends, as well as upcoming sales, promotions, and product lines. Retail merchandisers are also responsible for ensuring that each store represents the company well in terms of aesthetics and proper employee training and behavior.

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Retail Merchandiser Tasks

  • Respond to customer questions and calls with informative and cross-merchandise solutions.
  • Display products both in targeted displays and by keeping store stocks tagged, rotated, and on the shelves.
  • Educate customers and partners about the organization's retail solutions and their benefits.
  • Order, stock, and display items.

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

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Experience Affects Retail Merchandiser Salaries




National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Retail Merchandiser Salaries

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National Average
$25,000

Merchandising
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Retail
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 51%