Vice President (VP), Merchandising Salary

VPs of Merchandising in the United States take home approximately $171K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $57K and $48K, respectively — total cash payment to VPs of Merchandising can bottom out near $100K or peak near $318K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. For the most part, VPs of Merchandising enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$101,130 - $274,427
$100K
$170K
$270K
MEDIAN: $170,938
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Salary $101,130 - $274,427
Bonus $2,500 - $57,391
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $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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$100,334 - $317,911
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 74

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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: $195,563

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

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for VPs of Merchandising, 25 percent higher than the national average. San Francisco is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 5 percent.

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Key Stats for Vice President (VP), Merchandising

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
43%
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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Merchandising Salaries

Late-Career
▲7%

National Average
$196,000

▼3%

Mid-Career
▼13%

Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Merchandising Salaries

National Average
$196,000

Merchandising
▼11%


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 4%
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