Visual Merchandising Managers in the United States take home approximately $56K annually on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Female Visual Merchandising Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Work is enjoyable for Visual Merchandising Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,405 - $84,092
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$84K
MEDIAN: $56,292
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$11.34 - $19.88
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,405 - $84,092  
   
Bonus
$546 - $8,519  
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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$29,334 - $81,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.34 - $19.88  
   
Overtime
$19.50 - $39.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$546 - $8,519  
   
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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$29,334 - $81,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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 flock to Macy's, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $48K lead the pack in compensation.

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, Design, Project Management, and Merchandising are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 15 percent. Those listing Sales Management and Merchandising as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $38K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $56K. On average, Visual Merchandising Managers make $57K following one to two decades on the job. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $53K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,287

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

For those looking to make money, Visual Merchandising Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Visual Merchandising Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+41 percent), Portland (+28 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta.

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Experience Affects Visual Merchandising Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%


Late-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Visual Merchandising Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 15%

Design
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$48,000


Sales Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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