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Vice President (VP), Merchandising Salary

VPs of Merchandising in the United States can expect wages of $155K per year on average. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. There are more female VPs of Merchandising who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$95,547 - $248,335
MEDIAN: $154,855

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$95,547 - $248,335  
$0.00 - $51,299  
Profit Sharing
$7,250 - $45,000  
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).
$107,805 - $294,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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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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Job skills reported by VPs of Merchandising are limited. Fortunate workers who know Merchandising command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 43 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 9%