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Visual Manager Salary (United States)

For Visual Managers, annual average wages total $50K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Visual Managers making up 74 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Visual Manager Salary (?
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$36,602 - $72,815
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MEDIAN: $49,976
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Visual Manager Salary (?
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$10.14 - $24.38
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,602 - $72,815  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,139  
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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$29,481 - $70,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $24.38  
   
Overtime
$9.44 - $37.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,139  
   
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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$29,481 - $70,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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 takers who work as Visual Managers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with People Management, Merchandising, and Design can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Design. Many workers who know Merchandising also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Visual Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Visual Managers. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $39K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $45K. For Visual Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $57K. Visual Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $66K.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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National Average
$45,000
Chicago
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Visual Managers, 39 percent above the national average. The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago.

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Experience Affects Visual Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Visual Manager Salaries

People Management
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National Average
$45,000
Merchandising
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Design
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%