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Visual Merchandiser Salary

The average Visual Merchandiser in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $13.24 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Visual Merchandisers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 82 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,054 - $63,419
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$63K
MEDIAN: $40,260
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$9.63 - $18.75
(Median)
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,054 - $63,419  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,085  
Profit Sharing
$590 - $1,983  
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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$20,789 - $50,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 222
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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $18.75  
   
Overtime
$13.17 - $30.37  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,085  
   
Profit Sharing
$590 - $1,983  
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).
)
$20,789 - $50,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 481

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Job Description for Visual Merchandiser

Merchandising is an essential component of advertising, marketing, and sale. A visual merchandiser designs, develops, and implements the visual look of a retail store and the merchandise being sold. The size of the store affects the scope of the merchandisers' responsibilities, but they usually oversee visual display, inventory management, and training employees on merchandising.

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Visual Merchandiser Tasks

  • Arrange aisles and displays to provide easy customer access and make products easy to find.
  • Manage the building and updating of in-store merchandise displays.
  • Work under the direction of the visual merchandising manager to customize product displays for a retail store.
  • Facilitate customer buying decisions by ensuring product information is readily accessible.

Common Career Paths for Visual Merchandiser


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Advancing into a Visual Merchandising Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Visual Merchandisers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $48K per year. A Visual Merchandiser may also move into a role as a Visual Manager or an Administrative Assistant.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Visual Merchandiser


Macy's, Inc., Forever 21, Inc., H&M Hennes & Mauritz Inc., Forever21, and Anthropologie Inc. are all popular places to work. Although H&M Hennes & Mauritz Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $32K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $21K or as much as $50K.

Popular Skills for Visual Merchandiser


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Merchandising, Retail, and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service, display, and styling. Those familiar with Design also tend to know styling.

Pay by Experience Level for Visual Merchandiser

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $29K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $32K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $36K in this role. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Visual Merchandisers report making only $35K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Visual Merchandisers, 36 percent higher than the national average. Visual Merchandisers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+26 percent), Portland (+21 percent), New York (+20 percent), and Chicago (+18 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Orlando. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Houston and Washington (8 percent lower).

Visual Merchandiser Reviews

What is it like working as a Visual Merchandiser?

Visual Merchandiser in Corvallis:
"Fulfilling, rewarding, labor intensive, fast pace and busy."
Pros: Making things beautiful and customers happy.
Cons: Stress, politics, understaffed.

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Experience Affects Visual Merchandiser Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%


National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Visual Merchandiser Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Merchandising
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Design
up arrow 1%

Retail
up arrow 1%

styling
up arrow 6%

display
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 31%