What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Visual Merchandiser Salary

Median pay for Visual Merchandisers in the United States is around $13.28 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the company and tenure. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Visual Merchandisers (82 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Read More
$29,148 - $62,347
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,285
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.68 - $18.72
(Median)
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,148 - $62,347  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
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).
)
$20,860 - $49,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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.
)
$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.68 - $18.72  
   
Overtime
$13.16 - $30.66  
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 - $3,091  
   
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).
)
$20,860 - $49,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 490

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Visual Merchandisers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Visual Merchandising Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $49K per year. A Visual Merchandiser may also move into a role as a Visual Manager or an Administrative Assistant.

Visual Merchandiser Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Visual Merchandiser


Macy's, Inc., Forever 21, Inc., H&M Hennes & Mauritz Inc., Forever21, and Anthropologie Inc. are top-notch employers for Visual Merchandisers in this area. H&M Hennes & Mauritz Inc. offers the largest salaries in town ($33K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $21K to $49K.

Popular Skills for Visual Merchandiser


Survey results suggest that Visual Merchandisers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Retail, Merchandising, and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and display. Those proficient in Design are, more often than not, also skilled in styling.

Pay by Experience Level for Visual Merchandiser

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


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $29K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $32K. For Visual Merchandisers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $36K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $35K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Visual Merchandisers that is 33 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Visual Merchandisers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+26 percent), Portland (+21 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Chicago (+18 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Orlando. Employers in Houston and Washington also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Experience Affects Visual Merchandiser Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%


National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Visual Merchandiser Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 13%

Retail
up arrow 4%

Merchandising
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Design
up arrow 1%

styling
up arrow 2%

display
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
54%
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%
ADVERTISEMENT