Mid-Career Category Manager Salary

Average Mid-Career Category Managers make around $83K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $21K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Mid-Career Category Managers can bottom out near $61K or peak near $121K depending on individual performance. Male Mid-Career Category Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (60 percent) are men. The majority of Mid-Career Category Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,672 - $109,558
$60K
$84K
$110K
MEDIAN: $83,674
10%
50%
90%

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$19.39 - $44.50
$36
MEDIAN: $36.05
50%

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$0$120K
Salary $59,672 - $109,558
Bonus $1,914 - $20,044
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,342
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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$62,039 - $120,787
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 340
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $36.05
Overtime $11.39
Annual Data $0$120K
Bonus $1,914 - $20,044
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,342
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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$62,039 - $120,787
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

Category Manager Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $91,616

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Mid-Career Category Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Category Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+20 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), Philadelphia (+18 percent), and Bentonville (+17 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Cincinnati, 20 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Minneapolis and Dallas (4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Category Manager

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
5-9 years
74%
10-19 years
26%

Skills That Affect Category Manager Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲10%

▲10%

Strategic Marketing
▲8%

Market Research
▲1%

Strategic Sales
▲1%

Negotiation
▼0%

National Average
$92,000

Data Analysis
▼1%

Project Management
▼1%

MicroStrategy
▼2%

Purchasing
▼3%

Powerpoint
▼4%


Marketing Management
▼8%

Merchandising
▼10%

Microsoft Office
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 9%