Senior Merchandiser Salary

Senior Merchandisers in the United States can expect wages of $68K per year on average. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Senior Merchandisers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$39,030 - $113,462
(Median)
$39K
$68K
$110K
MEDIAN: $67,847
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$10.02 - $18.55
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$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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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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Survey takers who work as 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $51K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $65K. Senior Merchandisers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $62K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $70K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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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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