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Senior Merchandiser Salary

The average Senior Merchandiser in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $71K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. About one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Senior Merchandisers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Merchandisers (54 percent) survey respondents. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,025 - $116,941
(Median)
$40K
$71K
$120K
MEDIAN: $70,971
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90%

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$9.63 - $18.27
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,025 - $116,941  
   
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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$25,736 - $122,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $18.27  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $28.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$25,736 - $122,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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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Job skills reported by Senior Merchandisers are limited. Most notably, facility with Merchandising and Product Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent and 13 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 $75K. Senior Merchandisers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $72K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $67K on average.

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Experience Affects Senior Merchandiser Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Senior Merchandiser Salaries

Merchandising
up arrow 32%

Product Development
up arrow 13%

National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 21%
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