Visual Merchandising Director Salary

The majority of Visual Merchandising Directors in the United States — more than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $53K to $151K per year, and the median is $91K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women Visual Merchandising Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$54,625 - $143,996
MEDIAN: $91,399

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$54,625 - $143,996  
$1,915 - $29,900  
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$52,697 - $150,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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.

Visual Merchandising Directors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. 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 $87K. Visual Merchandising Directors bring in $92K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $128K 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 16 votes.


51 %
49 %

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: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 6%