$58,014
Avg. Salary
$14.16
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,101

Bonus

$2,000

Profit Sharing

$5,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Merchandise Manager is $14.16 per hour.

The average pay for a Merchandise Manager is $58,014 per year.

10%
$10.60
10%
$14.16
50%
$20.12
90%
90%
MEDIAN $14.16
10%
$36k
10%
$58k
50%
$103k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $58,014
$35,777 - $103,141
$36K
$58K
$100K
MEDIAN: $58,014
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90%

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$0$103K
Salary $35,777 - $103,141
Bonus $204 - $14,468
Profit Sharing $80.00 - $25,000
Commission $5,000
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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$25,119 - $97,065
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 435
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $10.60 - $20.12
Hourly Tips $4.88
Overtime $13.46 - $31.14
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $204 - $14,468
Commission $5,000
Profit Sharing $80.00 - $25,000
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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$25,119 - $97,065
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 266

Job Description for Merchandise Manager

Merchandise managers work in retail environments and strive to provide products that are enticing to customers and ensure they are in stock. The goal is to increase sales and profits for the location, and it's also important to ensure that the merchandise is arranged in ways that are attractive to customers.

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Merchandise Manager Tasks
  • Create and implement store merchandising plans and standards.
  • Conduct routine store walks and generate reports.
  • Manage merchandising team by coordinating work schedules and activities.
  • Communicate merchandising layouts, planograms, and store listings.

Popular Employer Salaries for Merchandise Manager


Macy's, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $54K.

Common Career Paths for Merchandise Manager


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Though some Merchandise Managers move into positions like Operations Manager (where the average salary is $59K), this progression is not the norm. Merchandise Managers most frequently advance into Retail Store Assistant Manager and Assistant Store Manager roles even though the median salaries are $15K lower and $10K lower, respectively.

Merchandise Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for Merchandise Manager


Merchandise Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Negotiation, Operations Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 77 percent, 6 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Sales Management and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Inventory Management indicates knowledge of Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandise Manager

Pay by Experience for a Merchandise Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Merchandise Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 149 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Merchandise Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 146 salaries. An experienced Merchandise Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 112 salaries. A Merchandise Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 49 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,160

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

For those looking to make money, Merchandise Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 89 percent above the national average. Merchandise Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+81 percent), Portland (+71 percent), Dallas (+60 percent), and Memphis (+52 percent). Houston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent.

Merchandise Manager Reviews

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

Merchandise Manager in Fargo:
"Love it. Hate it."
Pros: The people and interaction with them.
Cons: The pay. Overworked underpaid

Merchandise Manager in New York:
"Sensational."
Pros: City and it’s pace
Cons: My comments any

Merchandise Manager in New Orleans:
"Merchandise Manager & Buyer."
Pros: Choosing new product, merchandise distribution between stores, organizing systems for managing purchases, buyers market, solving inventory discrepancies, advertising suggestions.
Cons: Unclear job description, new responsibilities added or expected without discussion, lack of management from superiors.

Merchandise Manager in Bradenton:
"Visually appealing merchandise placement of clothes."
Pros: Helping customers, changes daily,
Cons: Negative attitudes of employees.

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Key Stats for Merchandise Manager

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 149 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Merchandise Manager Salaries

▲16%

▲13%

▲9%

National Average
$46,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Merchandise Manager Salaries

Negotiation
▲80%

Operations Management
▲8%

Project Management
▲6%

Purchasing
▲2%


National Average
$46,000


Training
▼8%



Customer Service
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 149 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 21%