Visual Merchandising Manager Salary
Visual Merchandising Managers in the United States take home an average $58K annually. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. For the most part, Visual Merchandising Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Female Visual Merchandising Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
|Salary||$39,750 - $88,218|
|Bonus||$550 - $10,137|
|Total Pay (||$31,216 - $84,962|
|Hourly Rate||$11.98 - $22.61|
|Overtime||$22.25 - $40.13|
|Bonus||$550 - $10,137|
|Total Pay (||$31,216 - $84,962|
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.Read More...
They interact with internal and external partners to form consistent messaging through merchandising displays, work with colleagues to identify possible merchandising placement, prepare and execute public relations events, and report their progress to the merchandising supervisor or director in their department. Visual merchandising managers use a personal computer to review visual files and respond to correspondence from executives. They also participate in negotiation and budget processes and assist with display installations; they may also supervise visual merchandising staff.
A bachelor's degree in merchandising, industrial design, business management, or a related field is required for this position. Previous managerial experience and experience in a similar position is necessary as well. Visual merchandising managers should be able to multitask and work independently with minimal supervision. They must possess excellent communication skills to work efficiently with other managers and be able to reach organizational objectives within strict deadlines.
Visual Merchandising Manager Tasks
- Visit store locations to supervise the implementation of visual merchandising plans.
- Coordinate the personnel updating in-store merchandise displays.
- 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.
Common Career Paths for Visual Merchandising Manager
Visual Merchandising Managers often transition into Visual Merchandising Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Visual Merchandising Directors earn $93K per year. The most common promotion for Visual Merchandising Managers is Corporate Visual Merchandising Manager, a position that typically pays $62K annually. Another standard transition for Visual Merchandising Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Retail Store Manager role, where pay is often $41K.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Visual Merchandising Manager
Those at Macy's, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $48K.
Popular Skills for Visual Merchandising Manager
Survey results imply that Visual Merchandising Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in People Management, Project Management, Design, and Merchandising are correlated to pay that is above average. Sales Management and Merchandising, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Those familiar with Merchandising also tend to know Design.
Pay by Experience Level for Visual Merchandising Manager
Pay by Experience for a Visual Merchandising Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Visual Merchandising Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 99 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Visual Merchandising Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Visual Merchandising Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 70 salaries. A Visual Merchandising Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 18 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For those looking to make money, Visual Merchandising Managers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 50 percent above the national average. Visual Merchandising Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+42 percent), Portland (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Visual Merchandising Managers is geography, with workers in Atlanta earning a whopping 28 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Miami (4 percent lower) and Chicago (3 percent lower).
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