Senior Merchandiser Salary

For Senior Merchandisers, yearly average wages total $70K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Work is enjoyable for Senior Merchandisers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,479 - $115,556
(Median)
$35K
$70K
$120K
MEDIAN: $70,016
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$9.61 - $18.55
(Median)
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,479 - $115,556  
   
Bonus
$487.22 - $20,702  
Total Pay (?
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$25,894 - $122,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $18.55  
   
Overtime
$14.45 - $40.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$487.22 - $20,702  
   
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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$25,894 - $122,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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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Typical Senior Merchandisers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Merchandising and Product Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $51K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $68K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Senior Merchandisers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $65K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $68K on average.

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Experience Affects Senior Merchandiser Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Senior Merchandiser Salaries

Merchandising
up arrow 35%

Product Development
up arrow 12%

National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 19%
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