Visual Merchandising Director Salary

Visual Merchandising Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $53K to $151K per year, median earnings come to $92K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Visual Merchandising Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Work is enjoyable for Visual Merchandising Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$53,952 - $143,853
MEDIAN: $92,461

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$53,952 - $143,853  
$1,924 - $29,799  
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$52,787 - $150,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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Job Description for Visual Merchandising Director

  • Coordinate and execute new builds, major projects, acquisitions, and renovations.
  • Develop and lead the visual merchandising team.
  • Direct the visual merchandising presentation process.
  • Manage the budget and expenses of the visual merchandising department.

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Pay by Experience Level for Visual Merchandising Director

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 Merchandising Directors. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $55K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $86K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Visual Merchandising Directors see a median salary of $94K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $130K on average.

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Experience Affects Visual Merchandising Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.


58 %
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 9%