Visual Merchandising Manager Salary

Visual Merchandising Managers in the United States pull down an average of $59K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Female Visual Merchandising Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (69 percent) are women. For the most part, Visual Merchandising Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,107 - $84,639
(Median)
$38K
$59K
$85K
MEDIAN: $58,765
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$10.21 - $23.02
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$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,107 - $84,639  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,851  
Profit Sharing
$147.40 - $3,000  
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).
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$29,117 - $83,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $23.02  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $45.94  
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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,851  
   
Profit Sharing
$147.40 - $3,000  
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).
)
$29,117 - $83,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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Job Description for Visual Merchandising Manager

Visual merchandising managers are in charge of managing all aspects of the merchandising visuals for their organization. They are responsible for developing and implementing effective strategies to retain brand identity, as well as increase brand loyalty and generate revenue by using attractive displays. They research market and industry trends, using the results to create impressive visuals for use with their company's offerings. Visual merchandising managers also actively participate in the design and review process, assessing tester models or units based on specific business requirements.

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Visual Merchandising Manager Tasks

  • Contribute to the development of visual merchandising plans for in-store displays and seasonal product displays.
  • Coordinate with senior management to customize store displays for individual retail stores.
  • Visit store locations to supervise the implementation of visual merchandising plans.
  • Coordinate the personnel updating in-store merchandise displays.

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Popular Skills for Visual Merchandising Manager


Survey takers who work as Visual Merchandising Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Merchandising, People Management, and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Design and People Management. Those educated in Merchandising tend to be well versed in Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Visual Merchandising Manager

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Visual Merchandising Managers. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $40K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $54K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Visual Merchandising Managers make a median salary of $64K. Visual Merchandising Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $65K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Visual Merchandising Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Visual Merchandising Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+27 percent), New York (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and Boston (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 6 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Visual Merchandising Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 25%


National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Visual Merchandising Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 15%

National Average
$51,000

Merchandising
up arrow 2%

People Management
up arrow 3%

Design
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%