Updated August 22, 2022

Average Merchandising Associate Salary

$15.96hourly

$33,201 yearly

Entry level Salary
$26,000 yearly
$26,000
10 %
$33,201
Median
$42,000
90 %

How much does a Merchandising Associate make?

Merchandising associates make $33,201 per year on average, or $15.96 per hour, in the United States. Merchandising associates on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $26,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $42,000.

Location impacts how much a merchandising associate can expect to make. Merchandising associates make the most in Hawaii, New York, Washington, Oregon, and California.

Highest Paying States For Merchandising Associates

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

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Merchandising Associate average salary by State

RankStateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
1New York$42,374$20.374,270
2Wisconsin$36,514$17.551,729
3Michigan$35,423$17.032,794
4New Hampshire$35,454$17.05756
5Hawaii$45,407$21.83254
6Washington$41,382$19.901,651
7Rhode Island$36,348$17.48340
8Connecticut$35,892$17.261,385
9North Dakota$36,587$17.59192
10Oregon$39,786$19.13792
11Vermont$36,849$17.72188
12California$38,720$18.629,231
13Montana$36,547$17.57242
14Idaho$36,730$17.66317
15Maine$33,677$16.19539
16New Jersey$35,844$17.232,584
17Wyoming$35,253$16.95118
18Ohio$32,303$15.533,377
19Minnesota$35,498$17.071,413
20Arizona$34,078$16.381,833
21Missouri$34,586$16.631,494
22Colorado$34,939$16.801,836
23North Carolina$32,344$15.553,283
24Illinois$34,564$16.623,409
25Nebraska$34,586$16.63412
26Utah$33,505$16.11879
27Massachusetts$35,235$16.942,355
28District of Columbia$40,065$19.26183
29South Dakota$34,205$16.44162
30Tennessee$31,391$15.091,884
31Alaska$35,060$16.86112
32Florida$31,416$15.106,089
33Kentucky$31,369$15.081,126
34Iowa$32,549$15.65823
35Alabama$30,769$14.791,456
36Kansas$32,413$15.58705
37Pennsylvania$30,445$14.644,038
38Nevada$32,676$15.71495
39Arkansas$31,372$15.08628
40Delaware$30,560$14.69460
41Oklahoma$31,727$15.25752
42South Carolina$30,696$14.761,564
43Maryland$32,336$15.551,871
44Virginia$31,336$15.072,889
45New Mexico$32,291$15.52352
46West Virginia$29,384$14.13482
47Georgia$30,520$14.673,190
48Mississippi$30,452$14.64595
49Texas$30,650$14.745,936
50Indiana$29,250$14.062,070
51Louisiana$28,822$13.86978

Highest Paying Cities For Merchandising Associates

RankCityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
1New York, NY$42,385$20.38
2Seattle, WA$41,522$19.96
3Washington, DC$40,070$19.26
4Beaverton, OR$39,781$19.13
5San Jose, CA$39,288$18.89
6Paramus, NJ$35,938$17.28
7Muskegon, MI$35,276$16.96
8Boston, MA$35,247$16.95
9Austin, MN$35,129$16.89
10Denver, CO$34,916$16.79
11Omaha, NE$34,643$16.66
12Chicago, IL$34,626$16.65
13Salt Lake City, UT$33,507$16.11
14Reno, NV$33,402$16.06
15Jacksonville, NC$32,539$15.64

Merchandising Associate Salary Details

Average Merchandising Associate Salary Graph
Average Merchandising Associate Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Merchandising Associate's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$42,000$3,500$20
75th Percentile$37,000$3,083$18
Average$33,201$2,767$16
25th Percentile$29,000$2,417$14
10th Percentile$26,000$2,167$13

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
Merchandising Internship$34,770$2,898$16.7258,634
Merchandising Representative$32,303$2,692$15.53351,931

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Target Jobs (72)
  2. Meijer Jobs (111)
  3. Best Buy Jobs (294)
  4. Macy's Jobs (797)
  5. Gap Inc. Jobs (72)

Which Companies Pay Merchandising Associates The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Uline and Lucky Brand are the highest paying companies for merchandising associates.
RankCompanyAverage SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
1Uline$40,646$19.5464
2Lucky Brand$37,238$17.90302
3Hinda Incentives$36,328$17.47
4Green Mountain Coffee Roasters$36,040$17.33
5Southern States Cooperative$35,869$17.2431
6Altria$35,730$17.182
7Meijer$35,536$17.08404
8Ralph Lauren$34,682$16.6739
9Wolverine World Wide$34,614$16.64135
10The Wine Company$34,368$16.52
11Macy's$34,334$16.512,566
12Total Wine & More$34,100$16.39225
13Gap Inc.$34,062$16.383,932
14Columbia Sportswear$34,057$16.37112
15Mattel$33,917$16.3130
16Tyson Foods$33,909$16.30
17PVH$33,807$16.25713
18Express$33,696$16.20
19Nike$33,639$16.17827
20Legends Hospitality$33,634$16.1752

Merchandising Associate Salary Trends

Average Merchandising Associate Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Merchandising Associate Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$33,200$15.96+6.8%
    2021$31,000$14.88+4.2%
    2020$29,700$14.26+4.1%
    2019$28,500$13.68+2.3%
    2018$27,800$13.37+4.0%

    Recently Added Merchandising Associate Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    TJXMerchandise AssociateLaredo, TX07/22/2022$25,044
    Wal-Mart(USA) Forklift-Merchandising AssociateAurora, CO07/22/2022$31,305
    IKEA North America Services, LLCVisual Merchandising Associate (34-S/WK)New Haven, CT07/21/2022$38,401
    AltriaRetail Merchandising Associate-Wilmington, North CarolinaWilmington, NC07/20/2022$40,000
    Core-MarkMerchandise AssociateDetroit, MI07/19/2022$35,479
    Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.Visual Merchandising Associate-Woodfield MallNew York, NY07/17/2022$33,392
    Winston Retail SolutionsJunior Merchandiser (Stock Squad Associate)Aurora, CO07/17/2022$37,566
    Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.Visual Merchandising Associate-Woodfield MallNew York, NY07/17/2022$33,392
    Core-Mark International, Inc.Merchandise AssociateFarmington, NM07/16/2022$27,131
    Core MarkMerchandise AssociateIone, WA07/16/2022$29,218

    Merchandising Associate Salaries FAQs

    What State Pays Merchandising Associates The Most?

    Hawaii pays Merchandising Associates the most in the United States, with an average salary of $45,407 per year, or $21.83 per hour.

    How Do I Know If I'm Being Paid Fairly As A Merchandising Associate?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Merchandising Associate if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New York you should be paid close to $42,374 per year.

    What Type Of Merchandising Associate Gets Paid The Most?

    Merchandising Execution Associate gets paid the most. Merchandising Execution Associate made a median salary of $99,898. The best-paid 10 percent make $120,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $82,000.

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