A Category Manager earns an average salary of AU$98,587 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Contract Negotiation, Negotiation, and Supplier Management. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

AU$66,313 - AU$141,613
AU$66K
AU$98K
AU$140K
MEDIAN: AU$98,418
10%
50%
90%
AU$23.50 - AU$77.50
AU$35
MEDIAN: AU$35.00
50%
AU$0AU$153K
Salary AU$66,313 - AU$141,613
Bonus AU$3,091 - AU$22,879
Profit Sharing AU$2,000
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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AU$66,786 - AU$153,228
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 312
Hourly Data AU$0AU$77
Hourly Rate AU$35.00
Overtime AU$26.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$153K
Bonus AU$3,091 - AU$22,879
Profit Sharing AU$2,000
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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AU$66,786 - AU$153,228
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

Job Description for Category Manager

A category manager determines the layout of products in a store, using sophisticated demographic data to assess possible product assortment schemes, select an option, ensure the selected scheme is employed, and monitor the scheme's performance. Along with organizing a product assortment scheme, a category manager also creates charts and diagrams so that the company's annual plans are broken down into seasonal and monthly assortment change calendars.

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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.

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Popular Skills for Category Manager

Pay by Experience Level for Category Manager

Pay by Experience for a Category Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Category Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$86,000 based on 150 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Category Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$119,000 based on 141 salaries. An experienced Category Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$120,000 based on 96 salaries. A Category Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$109,000 based on 21 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$100,672

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Key Stats for Category Manager

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Category Manager Salaries

▲19%

▲18%

▲9%

National Average
AU$101,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Category Manager Salaries


▲20%


Procurement
▼0%

Strategic Sales
▼0%

National Average
AU$101,000





▼12%





▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 92%