Senior Merchandiser Salary
|Salary||$32,012 - $120,951|
|Bonus||$2,553 - $34,765|
|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).)
|$23,774 - $122,081|
|Hourly Rate||$10.13 - $26.03|
|Overtime||$5.32 - $99.33|
|Bonus||$2,553 - $34,765|
|Total Pay (||$23,774 - $122,081|
Job Description for Senior Merchandiser
The senior merchandiser is responsible for arranging and displaying merchandise in a manner that is attractive for customers; this means the senior merchandiser should acquire merchandise, figure out how to create different displays, and manage inventories at their location(s). This professional must use excellent communication skills to understand customers' desires and negotiate deals with merchandise suppliers. This job also requires conducting market analysis through various channels, such as obtaining customer feedback.Read More...
The senior merchandiser generally works full time in companies that sell directly to consumers, such as grocery stores, electronics stores, and other retailers. Additionally, the senior merchandiser travels often. The employee typically works with merchandisers, along with other employees throughout their organization, such as those in the production and sales departments. The senior merchandiser generally reports to the merchandising director, and a merchandiser may be promoted into a senior merchandiser.
Most companies require at least a bachelor's degree in marketing or a similar field for this position, as well as at least three to five years in a related field. Some companies may not require formal education and accept experience as a substitute for education. The senior merchandiser also needs to have a good understanding of the industry in which they work to analyze the risks, profits, and costs of various aspects of the company.
Senior Merchandiser Tasks
- Manage the sales, distribution, and display of merchandise for retailers of manufacturers.
- Train retail sales staff about products.
- Select and order products for stores.
- Ensure products are displayed, visually appealing, and in stock.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Merchandiser
Pay by Experience for a Senior Merchandiser has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Merchandiser with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 46 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Merchandiser with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Senior Merchandiser which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 29 salaries. A Senior Merchandiser with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 14 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For Senior Merchandisers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Merchandisers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+37 percent) and Los Angeles (+34 percent).
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