Merchandising Assistant Salary

Most Merchandising Assistants in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $15.19 per hour. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,738 - $50,146
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MEDIAN: $39,432
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$9.73 - $20.37
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Salary $29,738 - $50,146
Bonus $484.79 - $3,860
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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$21,360 - $47,199
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 71
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $9.73 - $20.37
Overtime $9.52 - $33.06
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $484.79 - $3,860
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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$21,360 - $47,199
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 134

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Job Description for Merchandising Assistant

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 for Merchandising Assistant


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Popular Skills for Merchandising Assistant


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 for Merchandising Assistant

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

National Average: $35,479

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.

Merchandising Assistant 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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Key Stats for Merchandising Assistant

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Merchandising Assistant Salaries

▲12%

National Average
$35,000

▼1%

▼7%

Late-Career
▼10%

Skills That Affect Merchandising Assistant Salaries

Data Analysis
▲10%



National Average
$35,000

Microsoft Office
▼6%

Microsoft Word
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 25%
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