Senior Merchandiser Salary

An average Senior Merchandiser in the United States can expect to take home roughly $68K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Senior Merchandisers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,030 - $113,462
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$39K
$68K
$110K
MEDIAN: $67,847
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$10.02 - $18.55
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,030 - $113,462  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$3,052  
Commission
$2,100  
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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$26,622 - $119,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.02 - $18.55  
   
Overtime
$11.74 - $39.26  
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
$250.00 - $20,426  
   
Commission
$2,100  
Profit Sharing
$3,052  
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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$26,622 - $119,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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.

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Senior Merchandiser Tasks

  • Select and order products for stores.
  • Ensure products are displayed, visually appealing, and in stock.
  • Manage the sales, distribution, and display of merchandise for retailers of manufacturers.
  • Train retail sales staff about products.

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Senior Merchandisers usually report a few specific skills. Merchandising and Product Development are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 17 percent and 12 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Merchandiser

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $65K. Senior Merchandisers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $70K.

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Experience Affects Senior Merchandiser Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Senior Merchandiser Salaries

Merchandising
up arrow 17%

Product Development
up arrow 12%

National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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