Earnings for Senior Merchandisers in the United States come in at around $67K per year on average. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Senior Merchandisers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,874 - $121,959
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$36K
$67K
$120K
MEDIAN: $66,640
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$10.07 - $20.27
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,874 - $121,959  
   
Bonus
$2,496 - $39,268  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$26,582 - $118,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $20.27  
   
Overtime
$5.39 - $98.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$2,496 - $39,268  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$26,582 - $118,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Merchandiser

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $48K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $67K. Senior Merchandisers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $62K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $72K.

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Experience Affects Senior Merchandiser Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Senior Merchandiser Salaries

Merchandising
up arrow 17%

Product Development
up arrow 13%

National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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