Category Manager Salary

The average pay for a Category Manager is $81,323 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Contract Negotiation and Sourcing.
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$53,460 - $112,209
$53K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,157
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50%
90%

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$14.67 - $49.00
$15
$23
$49
MEDIAN: $22.75
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$0$124K
Salary $53,460 - $112,209
Bonus $1,041 - $20,094
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,700
Commission $6,878
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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$53,622 - $124,056
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 842
Hourly Data $0$102
Hourly Rate $14.67 - $49.00
Overtime $29.63
Annual Data $0$124K
Bonus $1,041 - $20,094
Commission $6,878
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,700
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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$53,622 - $124,056
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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.

Common Career Paths for Category Manager


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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 $73,000 based on 300 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 $90,000 based on 321 salaries. An experienced Category Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 307 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 $106,000 based on 114 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,303

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Category Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Category Manager?

Category Manager in Tigard:
"Good place to work."
Pros: Had a great leadership development program. Also learned a lot and was able to switch roles after a couple of years to an analyst which I have enjoyed even more.
Cons: Not always happy with the compensation that is given.

Category Manager in Chicago:
"Groupon is great!"
Pros: Independence, flexibility, office culture and work environment are great!
Cons: Can be quite demanding on your time.

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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 131 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Category Manager Salaries

▲21%

▲13%

▲4%

National Average
$87,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Category Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 9%