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Average Category Manager Salary in Australia

AU$100,733
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$10,735
Bonus
AU$14,750
Commission
AU$1,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Category Manager in Australia is AU$100,733.
10%
A$67k
MEDIAN
A$101k
90%
A$146k
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AU$67k - AU$146k
Bonus
AU$5k - AU$22k
Profit Sharing
AU$49 - AU$13k
Commission
AU$0 - AU$15k
Total Pay
AU$69k - AU$156k
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What Do Category Managers Do?

Category Manager Tasks
  • Manage, improve and recommend the product assortment for the company.
  • Verify plans and provide explanations for variances in budgeted sales and gross profit.
  • Identify leverage opportunities, work with procurement, negotiate contracts, supply agreements and programs.
  • Develop annual category plans which include current situation analysis, vision and strategy and specific category plans.
  • Narrow categories and work with suppliers to narrow products supplied to the company.

Popular Employer Salaries for Category Manager

AU$135k

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Category Managers?

Skills in Contract Negotiation and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Negotiation, Market Research and Microsoft Excel.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Category Managers?

An entry-level Category Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$67,852 based on 7 salaries. An early career Category Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$87,524 based on 92 salaries. A mid-career Category Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$116,101 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Category Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$118,630 based on 84 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$118,990.
Employees with Category Manager in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 17.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Adelaide, South Australia (4.2% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (1.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Brisbane, Queensland (8.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 265 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.6%
Early Career
34.7%
Mid Career
23.4%
Experienced
31.7%
Late Career
7.5%

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