The average salary for a Category Manager with Microsoft Office skills is AU$85,788 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

AU$59,127 - AU$125,191
AU$59K
AU$85K
AU$130K
MEDIAN: AU$84,787
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$144K
Salary AU$59,127 - AU$125,191
Bonus AU$1,007 - AU$29,361
Profit Sharing AU$11,500
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AU$59,230 - AU$144,416
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 53

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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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$81,000 based on 29 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$125,000 based on 16 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$98,000 based on 19 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$105,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$86,099

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Key Stats for Category Manager

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Category Manager Salaries

▲46%

▲22%

▲13%

National Average
AU$86,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 2%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 98%