Visual Managers earn around $53K annually on average in the United States, but employers pay the most in New York, offering approximately $80K at the median. Visual Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+30 percent) and Seattle (+10 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$34,621 - $88,058
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$88K
MEDIAN: $53,332
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90%

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$12.11 - $22.82
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$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$34,621 - $88,058  
   
Bonus
$489.36 - $8,170  
Total Pay (?
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$28,580 - $78,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.11 - $22.82  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $40.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$489.36 - $8,170  
   
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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$28,580 - $78,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Visual Manager


The biggest paychecks can be found at Macy's, Inc. — the median salary there is $47K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $27K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $81K.

Popular Skills for Visual Manager


Visual Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Design, Merchandising, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. For most people, competency in Merchandising indicates knowledge of Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Visual Manager

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $37K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $47K. Visual Managers see a median salary of $52K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $48K.

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Experience Affects Visual Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Visual Manager Salaries

Design
up arrow 14%

Merchandising
0%

People Management
0%

National Average
$44,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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