Visual Merchandising Manager Salary

Visual Merchandising Managers in the United States can expect wages of $57K per year on average. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the majority of Visual Merchandising Managers (69 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,295 - $84,563

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$11.44 - $22.86

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,295 - $84,563  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,887  
Profit Sharing
$151.26 - $3,052  
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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$29,654 - $83,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.44 - $22.86  
   
Overtime
$17.69 - $46.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,887  
   
Profit Sharing
$151.26 - $3,052  
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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$29,654 - $83,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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


Visual Merchandising Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Project Management, Merchandising, and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Sales Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Design and Merchandising also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Merchandising also know Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Visual Merchandising Manager

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $39K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $53K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $62K. Visual Merchandising Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $64K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Visual Merchandising Managers, Atlanta offers exceptional salaries, 53 percent above the national average. Visual Merchandising Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+25 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 6 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago.

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Experience Affects Visual Merchandising Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Visual Merchandising Manager Salaries

National Average
$51,000

People Management
up arrow 3%

Merchandising
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Design
up arrow 14%

Sales Management
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 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: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%
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