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Visual Merchandising Manager Salary

Median pay for Visual Merchandising Managers in the United States is around $58K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Female Visual Merchandising Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (68 percent) are women. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,297 - $84,730
(Median)
$38K
$58K
$85K
MEDIAN: $57,510
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$11.25 - $23.21
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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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 - $9,851  
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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$29,829 - $83,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.25 - $23.21  
   
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 - $9,851  
   
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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$29,829 - $83,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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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 usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Merchandising, People Management, and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Design and People Management. Those educated in Merchandising tend to be well versed in 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $41K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $53K. Visual Merchandising Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. 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 those looking to make money, Visual Merchandising Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Visual Merchandising Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), Dallas (+6 percent), and Boston (+6 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chicago. Workers in Miami and Seattle earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Visual Merchandising Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Visual Merchandising Manager Salaries

Project Management
0%

National Average
$52,000

Merchandising
up arrow 1%

People Management
up arrow 5%

Design
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
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: 67% employee benefits None: 10%
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