Vice President (VP), Merchandising Salary

An average VP of Merchandising in the United States can expect to take home roughly $169K annually. Total cash compensation to VPs of Merchandising approaches anywhere from $94K on the lower end to $317K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $55K from bonuses and upwards of $48K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Women VPs of Merchandising who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction for VPs of Merchandising is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$95,576 - $272,645
$96K
$170K
$270K
MEDIAN: $168,862
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$95,576 - $272,645  
   
Bonus
$2,508 - $54,830  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $48,479  
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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$93,701 - $316,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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.

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Vice President (VP), Merchandising Tasks

  • 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.
  • Analyze market trends and behavior of competitors to develop product marketing strategies.
  • Research customer behavior to determine which products company should offer.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $194,967

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For VPs of Merchandising, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Francisco, 5 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Vice President (VP), Merchandising

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
47%
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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Merchandising Salaries

Late-Career
▲7%

National Average
$195,000

▼2%

Mid-Career
▼13%

Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Merchandising Salaries

National Average
$195,000

Merchandising
▼10%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 4%
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