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Vice President (VP), Merchandising Salary

VPs of Merchandising in the United States take home approximately $153K annually on average. In the world of VPs of Merchandising, overall income ranges from $108K near the bottom to $291K at the top; this can include more than $51K from bonuses and more than $59K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most VPs of Merchandising like their work and job satisfaction is high. More than half of VPs of Merchandising (68 percent) survey participants are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$94,705 - $247,511
MEDIAN: $152,717

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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.
$94,705 - $247,511  
$0.00 - $51,204  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $58,723  
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).
$108,302 - $291,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135

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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Merchandising

The job of a vice president of merchandising is to promote services and products for their company at a wide variety of events, which include exhibits, recreational events, sporting events, concerts, retail outlets, and more. They are generally employed by retail stores, design establishments, entertainment houses, and other businesses.


Vice President (VP), Merchandising Tasks

  • Analyze market trends and behavior of competitors to develop product marketing strategies.
  • Research customer behavior to determine which products company should offer.
  • Create plans for the introduction and promotion of new products based on the results of customer research.
  • Coordinate merchandise planning with marketing department and executives.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by VPs of Merchandising who took the survey. Fortunate workers who know Merchandising can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 37 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Product Development.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Merchandising Salaries

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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Merchandising Salaries

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National Average

Product Development
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.


68 %
32 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 9%