Merchandising Manager Salary

The average Merchandising Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $60K annually. With some bonuses approaching $16K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $11K, overall incomes of Merchandising Managers spread between $29K and $105K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Merchandising Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 67 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$35,897 - $100,980
$36K
$60K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,538
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50%
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$10.52 - $19.23
$11
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MEDIAN: $15.09
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$0$105K
Salary $35,897 - $100,980
Bonus $199.33 - $17,646
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $12,000
Commission $6,000
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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$28,732 - $105,096
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 314
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.52 - $19.23
Hourly Tips $0.27
Overtime $7.47 - $29.80
Annual Data $0$105K
Bonus $199.33 - $17,646
Commission $6,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $12,000
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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$28,732 - $105,096
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 101

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Job Description for Merchandising Manager

Merchandising managers are responsible for planning strategies for the effective managing of merchandise in their organizations. They create efficient methods for handling large amount of incoming products and accommodate them as needed. They also supervise other workers, providing them with the necessary tools for proper merchandise allocation and handling, as well as oversee the unloading of requested products from external vendors.

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Merchandising 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.

Common Career Paths for Merchandising Manager


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As Merchandising Managers make advancements to positions like Retail Store Manager, salaries may go down sharply. Usually, Retail Store Managers make $41K.

Merchandising Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Merchandising Manager


Macy's, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $59K on average.

Popular Skills for Merchandising Manager


Survey results suggest that Merchandising Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, Data Analysis, and e-Commerce are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 55 percent, 33 percent, and 32 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. People Management and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Merchandising are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Merchandising Manager

Pay by Experience for a Merchandising Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Merchandising Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 187 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Merchandising Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 149 salaries. An experienced Merchandising Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 99 salaries. A Merchandising Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,550

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

Home to some of the best pay for Merchandising Managers, Atlanta offers exceptional salaries, 66 percent above the national average. Merchandising Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+63 percent), Seattle (+54 percent), New York (+54 percent), and Los Angeles (+39 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Merchandising Managers is geography, with workers in Salt Lake City earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average.

Merchandising Manager Reviews

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

Merchandising Manager in Sacramento:
"Fast paced."
Pros: Leading and teaching associates.
Cons: The corporate office.

Merchandising Manager in San Jose:
"Creative Freedom."
Pros: The creative freedom.
Cons: The people.

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Key Stats for Merchandising Manager

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Merchandising Manager Salaries

▲22%

▲20%

▲20%

National Average
$52,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Merchandising Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲57%

▲35%

e-Commerce
▲34%



National Average
$52,000


Inventory Management
▼7%


Customer Service
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 18%
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