Vice President (VP), Merchandising Salary

VPs of Merchandising in the United States take home an average $153K annually. Overall cash earnings for VPs of Merchandising stretch from $98K on the lower end to $278K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $51K from bonuses and $58K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. VPs of Merchandising survey participants are largely women, dominating at 67 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most VPs of Merchandising. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$90,816 - $245,875
MEDIAN: $152,980

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$90,816 - $245,875  
$0.00 - $51,024  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $58,175  
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).
$98,087 - $278,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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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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VPs of Merchandising report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Merchandising can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Product Development.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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National Average

Product Development
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.


67 %
33 %

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: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 8%