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Visual Merchandising Manager Salary

An average Visual Merchandising Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $57K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Visual Merchandising Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. Most Visual Merchandising Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$35,452 - $84,369
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MEDIAN: $56,586
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$10.21 - $23.38
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,452 - $84,369  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,842  
Profit Sharing
$147.40 - $3,000  
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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$29,012 - $83,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $23.38  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $45.74  
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 - $9,842  
   
Profit Sharing
$147.40 - $3,000  
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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$29,012 - $83,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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 narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, People Management, Merchandising, and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Design. Design and Merchandising are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Visual Merchandising Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Visual Merchandising Managers. The average beginner in this position makes around $40K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $50K. Visual Merchandising Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $65K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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 will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent) and Los Angeles (+16 percent). Chicago ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 4 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Visual Merchandising Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Visual Merchandising Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Merchandising
up arrow 2%

Design
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 11%