Sample Coordinator Salary
Sample Coordinators in the United States take home approximately $15.32 per hour on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Sample Coordinators make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Job Description for Sample Coordinator
While one might typically find a sample coordinator working in the fashion industry for a company owning a chain of retail stores, it is also possible to find persons with this job title in large-scale food preparation industries. While there's some overlap in the jobs, the day-to-day duties of a sample coordinator depend greatly on the general field in which a person is employed.Read More...
For the fashion industry, a sample coordinator will typically work with buyers in a purchasing or merchandise department. The sample coordinator typically is the point person for receiving new submissions from various designers or clothing and fabric manufacturers. The coordinator keeps these submissions organized and well-maintained. The coordinator will also typically photograph and log these arrivals into a computer system. Finally, the sample coordinator will normally arrange for models to try on these samples and assess how well these submissions fit with the branding and focus of the various stores owned by the company. In the food industry, many larger companies that are eager to introduce new products or food lines into their respective market sector will use a sample coordinator as well.
To work as a sample coordinator, a person must typically have at least a high school diploma, but an associate's degree is preferred by many employers. Additionally, practical industry experience is given great weight in this field, as a sample coordinator must be familiar with his or her company, market share, and branding. Most sample coordinators work regular business hours during the week.
Sample Coordinator Tasks
- Document and maintain a tracking system of samples.
- Receive new samples into the warehouse inventory and prepare approved samples for storage.
- Act as the expert on all samples in the product line.
- Monitor and respond to email correspondence requesting updates or changes.
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Pay by Experience Level for Sample Coordinator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Sample Coordinators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $36K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $36K. Sample Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Sample Coordinator with more than 20 years of experience can earn $46K on average.