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How Much Does a Category Manager Earn In The United States?

Category Manager Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$109,000
$77,000
$109,000
$153,000
Category managers in the United States make an average salary of $109,043 per year or $52.42 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $77,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $153,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and California provide the highest category manager salaries.
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Where Category Managers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where category managers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Category Managers Earn In Different Cities?

While a category manager can average a salary of $109,043 per year, or $52.42 per hour, there are many opportunities for category managers to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $133,675 per year. Other high-paying locations include Seattle, WA, New York, NY and Hoboken, NJ. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $79,000. The highest paying states for category managers include Washington, New York and New Jersey. Meanwhile, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Hawaii offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. San Francisco, CA
$133,675
Avg. Salary
$50k
$175k
2. Seattle, WA
$130,537
Avg. Salary
$50k
$175k
3. New York, NY
$129,042
Avg. Salary
$50k
$175k
4. Hoboken, NJ
$128,400
Avg. Salary
$50k
$175k
5. Woonsocket, RI
$121,304
Avg. Salary
$50k
$175k
6. Ann Arbor, MI
$113,953
Avg. Salary
$50k
$175k

High Paying Category Manager Jobs

Which Companies Pay Category Managers The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a category manager, being employed by a company such as Motorola Mobility or Amazon.com would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Microsoft and Salesforce also report highly competitive salaries for category managers.
Company
Avg. Salary
$94k
$154k
Avg. Salary
$94k
$154k
Avg. Salary
$94k
$154k
Avg. Salary
$94k
$154k
Avg. Salary
$94k
$154k
Avg. Salary
$94k
$154k

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Category Manager Salary History

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    Recently Added Category Manager Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Ecommerce Category Manager
    Ecommerce Category Manager
    Bowling Green, KY
    Bowling Green, KY
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $50,000
    $50,000
    01/27/2021
    Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions
    Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions
    Strategic Direct Category Manager
    Strategic Direct Category Manager
    Strategic Direct Category Manager
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Colorado Springs, CO
    01/24/2021
    01/24/2021
    $125,000
    $125,000
    01/24/2021
    Global Category Manager
    Global Category Manager
    Cambridge, MA
    Cambridge, MA
    01/06/2021
    01/06/2021
    $114,785
    $114,785
    01/06/2021
    Procurement Category Manager
    Procurement Category Manager
    Philadelphia, PA
    Philadelphia, PA
    11/17/2020
    11/17/2020
    $104,350
    $104,350
    11/17/2020
    Hayden Beverage Company
    Hayden Beverage Company
    Category Manager: Boise, ID .20
    Category Manager: Boise, ID .20
    Category Manager: Boise, ID .20
    Boise, ID
    Boise, ID
    11/13/2020
    11/13/2020
    $50,000
    $50,000
    11/13/2020
    Dc Water and Sewer Authority
    Dc Water and Sewer Authority
    Category Manager, Capital Procurement-(20-Proc)
    Category Manager, Capital Procurement-(20-Proc)
    Category Manager, Capital Procurement-(20-Proc)
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    10/14/2020
    10/14/2020
    $90,902
    $90,902
    10/14/2020
    Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation
    Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation
    Category MGR
    Category MGR
    Category MGR
    Burlington, KS
    Burlington, KS
    09/24/2020
    09/24/2020
    $84,800
    $84,800
    09/24/2020
    Category MGR
    Category MGR
    Topeka, KS
    Topeka, KS
    09/24/2020
    09/24/2020
    $84,800
    $84,800
    09/24/2020
    Category Manager
    Category Manager
    Ashtabula, OH
    Ashtabula, OH
    09/23/2020
    09/23/2020
    $75,000
    $75,000
    09/23/2020
    Category MGR
    Category MGR
    Kansas City, MO
    Kansas City, MO
    09/23/2020
    09/23/2020
    $84,800
    $84,800
    09/23/2020