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Visual Merchandising Manager Salary

Visual Merchandising Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $58K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Visual Merchandising Managers (69 percent) who took the survey are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,297 - $84,730
(Median)
$38K
$58K
$85K
MEDIAN: $57,510
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$11.15 - $23.02
(Median)
$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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
$38,297 - $84,730  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,839  
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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$29,818 - $83,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $23.02  
   
Overtime
$18.18 - $46.46  
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 - $9,839  
   
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).
)
$29,818 - $83,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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


Visual Merchandising Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, People 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 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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Visual Merchandising Managers. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $41K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $53K. Visual Merchandising Managers bring in $62K after working for 10 to 20 years. Visual Merchandising Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $65K on average.

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 New York (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), and Boston (+6 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Chicago is the market with the smallest paychecks. Miami and Seattle are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Visual Merchandising Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 21%


National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Visual Merchandising Manager Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Project Management
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 4%


Design
up arrow 8%

Sales Management
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
35%
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%
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