Average Category Manager Salary in Toronto, Ontario

C$83,572
Avg. Salary
C$9,916
Bonus
C$5,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Category Manager in Toronto, Ontario is C$83,572.
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C$57k
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C$84k
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C$103k
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MEDIAN C$83,572
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Salary
C$57k - C$103k
Bonus
C$4k - C$19k
Profit Sharing
C$0 - C$5k
Total Pay
C$59k - C$117k

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Job Description for Category Manager

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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Category Manager. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Category Manager
Senior Buyer
Strategic Sourcing Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Category Manager

Skills that pay less than market rate include Contract Negotiation, Strategic Marketing, Strategic Sales, Market Research and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Category Manager

An early career Category Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$77,769 based on 39 salaries. A mid-career Category Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$86,494 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Category Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$89,292 based on 27 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$90,000.
Employees with Category Manager in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 5.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Vancouver, British Columbia (26.1% less), Montréal, Québec (18.7% less) and Burlington, Ontario (14.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 112 survey responses.
Early Career
34.8%
Mid Career
34.8%
Experienced
24.1%
Late Career
6.3%

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