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Sr. Merchandise Planner Salary (United States)

Pay for Senior Merchandise Planners in the United States sits in the ballpark of $79K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Senior Merchandise Planners make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Sr. Merchandise Planner Salary (?
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$58,452 - $96,607
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MEDIAN: $79,041
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National Salary Data

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$58,452 - $96,607  
   
Bonus
$986 - $11,878  
Profit Sharing
$965 - $1,035  
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$59,126 - $105,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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Job Description for Sr. Merchandise Planner

Senior merchandise planner positions are commonly available at retail stores, especially larger stores with large product volume. Many open positions do not require a specific educational background, although some do require or prefer a bachelor’s degree; at least three to five years of experience as an associate buyer, merchandise planner, or in some form of inventory control is needed as well. In addition, many companies require proficiency with basic computer programs, strong analytical and organizational skills, and excellent communication skills.
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Sr. Merchandise Planner Tasks
  • Analyze sales, returns, and inventory to identify financial strategies and provide reports and metrics.
  • Plan merchandise display and promotions from pre-season through every season, including pricing decisions.
  • Create and implement financial plans for sales, inventory, profit margin, and returns.
  • Develop markdown and sales strategies based on analytics.

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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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National Average
$83,000
Dallas
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For Senior Merchandise Planners, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 10 percent greater than the national average. Senior Merchandise Planners will also find cushy salaries in New York (+5 percent). With compensation 5 percent below the national average, Dallas is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Sr. Merchandise Planner Salaries

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$83,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 7%