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Visual Manager Salary

Median pay for Visual Managers in the United States is around $50K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Visual Managers survey respondents are women (71 percent). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,988 - $77,419
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,004
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50%
90%

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$10.44 - $22.84
(Median)
$10
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,988 - $77,419  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
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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$30,324 - $70,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.44 - $22.84  
   
Overtime
$9.64 - $36.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
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).
)
$30,324 - $70,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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Job Description for Visual Manager

Visual managers are in charge of managing all activities related to visual products and events for their company. They relay visual ideas to colleagues and create effective designs within budget. One of their main responsibilities includes working with event planners and schedulers to collect all details for visual items. In addition, visual managers track equipment inventory and controls, identify problems with visuals, and resolve them in a timely fashion.

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Visual Manager Tasks

  • Contribute to the development of visual merchandising plans for in-store displays and seasonal product displays.
  • Coordinate with senior management to customize store displays for individual retail stores.
  • Visit store locations to supervise the implementation of visual merchandising plans.
  • Coordinate the personnel updating in-store merchandise displays.

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Survey results show that Visual Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with People Management, Merchandising, and Design can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Design. People Management is a skill commonly found among those who know Merchandising.

Pay by Experience Level for Visual Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $39K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $45K. For Visual Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $54K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $66K.

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Experience Affects Visual Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Visual Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Merchandising
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%