Merchandising Representative Statistics in the US

The average employee age for merchandising representatives is 46 years. The merchandising representative workforce reached a whopping 17,456 in 2020!

Among merchandising representatives, we discovered that 49.9% of them are women, while 45.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among merchandising representatives is White, which makes up 76.0% of all merchandising representatives. Comparatively, there are 13.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 4.7% of the Asian ethnicity. The majority of merchandising representatives are located in NY, New York and TX, Plano.

Merchandising representatives are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, merchandising representatives are more likely to find a job in the retail industry. Looking at merchandising representative statistics, we found was that Washington, California, New Jersey, Michigan and Wisconsin are where merchandising representatives find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about merchandising representative demographics? We analyzed 2,920 merchandising representatives resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Merchandising Representative Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as merchandising representatives. Keep reading to find out what the results for merchandising representatives were.

Merchandising Representative Gender Ratio

Among merchandising representatives, 49.9% of them are women compared to 45.1% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 49.9%
  • Male, 45.1%
  • Unknown, 5.0%

Merchandising Representative Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among merchandising representatives is White, which makes up 76.0% of all merchandising representatives. Comparatively, there are 13.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 4.7% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 76.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.6%
  • Asian, 4.7%
  • Black or African American, 3.9%
  • Unknown, 1.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Merchandising Representatives

The chart below shows that 51.5% of merchandising representatives speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 14.7% and Russian is the third-most popular at 5.9%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 51.5%
  • French, 14.7%
  • Russian, 5.9%
  • Portuguese, 4.4%
  • German, 2.9%
  • Other, 20.6%

Merchandising Representative Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among merchandising representatives.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Merchandising Representative Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the merchandising representative position over time.

Male
Female
77%
75%
72%
70%
67%
65%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Merchandising Representative Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of merchandising representatives changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of merchandising representatives based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Merchandising Representative

By looking over 2,920 merchandising representatives resumes, we figured out that the average merchandising representative enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 36%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Merchandising Representative Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of merchandising representative employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of merchandising representatives is 40+ years old, which represents 68% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Merchandising Representatives with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, outside parts sales and factory representative have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Avon Sales Representative9%87%
Avon Representative9%87%
Inside Sales Assistant22%74%
Merchandising Representative45%50%
Commercial Equipment And Supplies Sales Representative85%10%
Factory Representative86%10%
Outside Parts Sales88%9%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Outside Parts Sales
Factory Representative
Commercial Equipment And Supplies Sales Representative
Merchandising Representative
Inside Sales Assistant
Avon Representative
Avon Sales Representative
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Merchandising Representatives with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to merchandising representatives.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Check Cashier7.47%
Merchandising Representative10.18%
Personal Shopper11.11%
Rental Manager11.59%
Merchant11.77%
Merchandise Lead15.91%
Advertising Representative16.88%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Merchandising Representative?

male-income
Male Income
$27,531
female-income
Female Income
$26,812

Merchandising Representative Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and White women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$29,647
$29,061
$28,475
$27,888
$27,302
$26,716
$26,129
$25,543
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Merchandising Representative Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$27,535
Some College/ Associate Degree$28,475
Bachelor's Degree$31,890
Master's Degree$34,071

Merchandising Representative Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$36,103
$34,071
$32,039
$30,008
$27,976
$25,944
$23,913
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Merchandising Representative Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a merchandising representative can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of merchandising representatives is $65,471. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Merchandising Representatives Earn The Most?

The map here shows where merchandising representatives earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Merchandising Representatives Located?

By looking through more than 2,920 resumes, we found that the most popular places for merchandising representatives are NY, New York and TX, Plano.

Number of Merchandising Representatives

Where Are Merchandising Representatives In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country merchandising representatives are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Merchandising Representative Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ merchandising representatives. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most merchandising representatives is the retail industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire merchandising representatives.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Merchandising Representative Work In

Employees with the merchandising representative job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most merchandising representatives prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Private

Public

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ merchandising representatives. Those industries include retail, manufacturing and technology.

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Retail

Fortune 500

Manufacturing

Technology

Media

Merchandising Representative Jobs