Visual Merchandising Manager Salary

Median pay for Visual Merchandising Managers in the United States is around $58K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$37,765 - $84,674
(Median)
$38K
$58K
$85K
MEDIAN: $58,245
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$11.22 - $22.80
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$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,765 - $84,674  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,875  
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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$29,451 - $83,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.22 - $22.80  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $46.44  
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 - $9,875  
   
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).
)
$29,451 - $83,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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


Survey results imply that Visual Merchandising Managers put a diverse skill set to use. 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 experienced in 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.


Visual Merchandising Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $40K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $54K. On average, Visual Merchandising Managers make $62K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $65K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Visual Merchandising Managers in Atlanta enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 52 percent above the national average. Visual Merchandising Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+32 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Boston (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 6 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Miami and 2 percent less in Seattle, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Visual Merchandising Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 22%


National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Visual Merchandising Manager Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Project Management
up arrow 3%

People Management
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Design
up arrow 15%

Sales Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 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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