Senior Merchandiser Salary

The average Senior Merchandiser in the United States earns approximately $70K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. While some workers in this profession — close to a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a fair number have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Senior Merchandisers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,151 - $115,873
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$39K
$70K
$120K
MEDIAN: $69,564
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$9.63 - $18.27
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,151 - $115,873  
   
Bonus
$494.93 - $20,217  
Profit Sharing
$1,850 - $4,500  
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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$25,220 - $121,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $18.27  
   
Overtime
$14.45 - $28.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$494.93 - $20,217  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,850 - $4,500  
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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$25,220 - $121,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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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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 38 percent and 23 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 $52K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $76K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Senior Merchandisers make $63K following one to two decades on the job. Senior Merchandisers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $61K.

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Experience Affects Senior Merchandiser Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Senior Merchandiser Salaries

Merchandising
up arrow 38%

Product Development
up arrow 23%

National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 21%