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Visual Merchandising Director Salary

Earnings for Visual Merchandising Directors in the United States come in at around $91K annually on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Visual Merchandising Directors. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$50,050 - $136,628
MEDIAN: $91,252

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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.
$50,050 - $136,628  
$408.51 - $29,087  
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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).
$50,335 - $146,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $54K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $86K. For Visual Merchandising Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $96K. Professionals boasting more than two decades of experience also boast a six-figure median salary of $135K.

Experience Affects Visual Merchandising Director Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.


56 %
44 %

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: 96% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 3%