Visual Merchandising Manager Salary

Median pay for Visual Merchandising Managers in the United States is around $56K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and the individual firm. Female Visual Merchandising Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. For the most part, Visual Merchandising Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,016 - $85,216
$39K
$56K
$85K
MEDIAN: $56,402
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50%
90%

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$11.56 - $22.91
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,016 - $85,216  
   
Bonus
$546 - $9,787  
Total Pay (?
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$30,099 - $82,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $22.91  
   
Overtime
$16.06 - $39.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$546 - $9,787  
   
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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$30,099 - $82,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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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 Employer Salaries for Visual Merchandising Manager


Visual Merchandising Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Macy's, Inc., where the average salary comes to $48K.

Popular Skills for Visual Merchandising Manager


Survey results suggest that Visual Merchandising Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in People Management, Project Management, Design, and Merchandising are correlated to pay that is above average. Sales Management, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $38K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $56K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Visual Merchandising Managers see a median salary of $56K after reaching one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Visual Merchandising Managers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $52K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,259

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Visual Merchandising Managers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Visual Merchandising Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+36 percent), Portland (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), and Dallas (+12 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Visual Merchandising Managers in Atlanta earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. Workers in Miami and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (4 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Visual Merchandising Manager

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Visual Merchandising Manager Salaries

▲15%

Experienced
▲14%

Late-Career
▲7%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼22%

Skills That Affect Visual Merchandising Manager Salaries

People Management
▲16%


Design
▲2%

National Average
$49,000


Sales Management
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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