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Merchandising Associate Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$29,000
$18,000
$29,000
$44,000
Did you know that the average merchandising associate makes $29,148 per year? That's valued at $14.01 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $18,000 and $44,000, meaning merchandising associates have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most merchandising associates find a job with retail and construction companies, while others work for media, retail, and manufacturing companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Alaska, California and Maine are the top states in the U.S. to pay merchandising associates the highest salaries.
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Map of Merchandising Associate Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Merchandising Associate Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a merchandising associate is roughly $29,148 per year, which boils down to $14.01 per hour. Interestingly enough, merchandising associates have the highest salaries in San Jose, CA at about $40,909 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in San Jose, CA is $23,000. Additionally, merchandising associates make more than the average salary in Minneapolis, MN, Lynnwood, WA, Middletown, CT, Plymouth, MA, and New York, NY. On a more broad level, merchandising associate salaries are highest in Alaska, California, Maine, Minnesota, Connecticut, Washington, and Oregon. On the contrary, West Virginia, Louisiana, and Arkansas offer the lowest merchandising associate salaries.

City
Average Salary
San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA
$40,909
$41k
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
$35,632
$36k
Lynnwood, WA
Lynnwood, WA
$35,190
$35k
Middletown, CT
Middletown, CT
$35,021
$35k
Plymouth, MA
Plymouth, MA
$33,916
$34k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$33,741
$34k
Middletown, NJ
Middletown, NJ
$32,158
$32k
Skokie, IL
Skokie, IL
$31,458
$31k
Omaha, NE
Omaha, NE
$31,016
$31k
Denver, CO
Denver, CO
$30,970
$31k

High Paying Merchandising Associate Jobs

Average Merchandising Associate Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a merchandising associate, working for American Eagle Outfitters or Rooms To Go might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Live Nation Entertainment and Delhaize America report highly competitive salaries for merchandising associates.

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Merchandising Associate Salary History

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    Merchandising Associate Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a merchandising associate can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Merchandising Associate 1
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    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    10/19/2020
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    $27,131
    $27,131
    10/19/2020
    Seasonal Merchandiser Associate
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    New Orleans, LA
    New Orleans, LA
    10/16/2020
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    $29,218
    $29,218
    10/16/2020
    Merchandising Associate 1
    Merchandising Associate 1
    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    09/16/2020
    09/16/2020
    $24,001
    $24,001
    09/16/2020
    Merchandising Associate 1
    Merchandising Associate 1
    Killeen, TX
    Killeen, TX
    08/25/2020
    08/25/2020
    $25,044
    $25,044
    08/25/2020
    Retail Merchandising Associates
    Retail Merchandising Associates
    Jamestown, ND
    Jamestown, ND
    08/17/2020
    08/17/2020
    $33,371
    $33,371
    08/17/2020
    Merchandise Associate
    Merchandise Associate
    Fort Valley, GA
    Fort Valley, GA
    08/17/2020
    08/17/2020
    $29,218
    $29,218
    08/17/2020
    Physical Visual Merchandising Associate
    Physical Visual Merchandising Associate
    Swansea, MA
    Swansea, MA
    08/06/2020
    08/06/2020
    $29,218
    $29,218
    08/06/2020
    State of Virginia
    State of Virginia
    Merchandising Associate
    Merchandising Associate
    Merchandising Associate
    Enon, VA
    Enon, VA
    07/20/2020
    07/20/2020
    $25,044
    $25,044
    07/20/2020
    Merchandising Associate 1
    Merchandising Associate 1
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    07/16/2020
    07/16/2020
    $27,131
    $27,131
    07/16/2020
    Merchandising Associate
    Merchandising Associate
    Manor, TX
    Manor, TX
    04/09/2020
    04/09/2020
    $25,044
    $25,044
    04/09/2020