Visual Merchandising Manager Salary

Visual Merchandising Managers in the United States pull down an average of $58K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$37,349 - $84,507
(Median)
$37K
$58K
$85K
MEDIAN: $57,570
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90%

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$11.20 - $22.86
(Median)
$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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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
$37,349 - $84,507  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$29,489 - $83,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.20 - $22.86  
   
Overtime
$17.69 - $46.32  
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 - $9,863  
   
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).
)
$29,489 - $83,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that 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. The majority of those who know 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Visual Merchandising Managers. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $40K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $53K. For Visual Merchandising Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $62K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $64K.

Pay Difference by Location


Visual Merchandising Managers will find that Atlanta offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 52 percent. Visual Merchandising Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Boston (+7 percent). Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Miami and Dallas (6 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Visual Merchandising Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 22%


National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

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 15%

Sales Management
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 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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