Visual Merchandising Director Salary

With a little under three-quarters of Visual Merchandising Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $53K to $150K per year and averages out to $91K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Though the majority of Visual Merchandising Directors do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Women make up a slight majority of Visual Merchandising Directors (53 percent) survey respondents. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$54,984 - $142,944
MEDIAN: $91,399

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$54,984 - $142,944  
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$53,039 - $149,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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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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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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $55K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $89K. Visual Merchandising Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $93K. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $123K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


53 %
47 %

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: 92% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 6%