Senior Merchandiser Salary

Median pay for Senior Merchandisers in the United States is around $69K per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$35,479 - $113,748
(Median)
$35K
$69K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,410
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$9.63 - $18.49
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,479 - $113,748  
   
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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$25,916 - $122,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $18.49  
   
Overtime
$12.08 - $39.83  
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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$25,916 - $122,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Survey takers who work as Senior Merchandisers typically report just a few professional 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 14 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Merchandiser

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $68K. Senior Merchandisers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $63K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $67K.

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Experience Affects Senior Merchandiser Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Senior Merchandiser Salaries

Merchandising
up arrow 38%

Product Development
up arrow 14%

National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 19%
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