$39,978
Avg. Salary
$15.42
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Merchandising Assistant is $15.42 per hour.

The average pay for a Merchandising Assistant is $39,978 per year.

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$10.02
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$15.42
50%
$21.19
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MEDIAN $15.42
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$30k
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$55k
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MEDIAN $39,978
$30,299 - $54,781
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MEDIAN: $39,978
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$0$54K
Salary $30,299 - $54,781
Bonus $296 - $3,832
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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$22,468 - $49,959
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 127
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.02 - $21.19
Overtime $13.12 - $33.09
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $296 - $3,832
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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$22,468 - $49,959
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 240

Job Description

For any sales operation, it is important to keep track of how products are purchased, advertised, and sold to efficiently maintain inventory and meet customers' needs. Larger firms often create merchandising departments specifically dedicated to this task, within which are various managers who oversee areas such as maintaining product lines, purchasing, advertisement, vendor relationships, and customer service. Merchandising assistants are responsible for providing administrative support to these managers. While merchandising departments exist in many firms, they are often found in large retail operations with a large number of product lines that these companies must manage.

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Merchandising Assistant Tasks
  • Maintain and reconcile accounts, creating invoices and sending checks.
  • Enter, validate and authorize data.
  • Analyze data, write reports and create documents and presentations.
  • Update and maintain product catalog and descriptions, working with suppliers.
  • Coordinate meetings, organize calendars and create and send correspondence.

Common Career Paths


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Popular Skills


Survey results imply that Merchandising Assistants put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, Merchandising, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in Merchandising also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Merchandising Assistant has a negative trend. An entry-level Merchandising Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 161 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Merchandising Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Merchandising Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 18 salaries. A Merchandising Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

13%

National Average: $35,756

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

The three largest American cities — New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago — all offer salaries higher than the national average for Merchandising Assistants. In Seattle, salaries are 20 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Merchandising Assistant?

Merchandising Assistant in San Diego:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Challenging, interesting, fast paced and always changing.
Cons: Tedious at times, lack of accountability from management, work load.

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Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

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How Experience Affects Salaries

▲11%

National Average
$36,000

▼1%

▼8%

Late-Career
▼11%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Data Analysis
▲9%



National Average
$36,000

Microsoft Office
▼7%

Microsoft Word
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 21%