Average Visual Merchandiser Salary
$55,000 yearly
$26.71 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$36,000
10 %
$55,000
Median
$84,000
90 %
What Is The Average Visual Merchandiser Salary?
The average visual merchandiser salary is $55,553 per year, or $26.71 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $36,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $84,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Maine, and Connecticut provide the highest visual merchandiser salaries.
PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$84,000
$7,000
$40
75th Percentile
$69,000
$5,750
$33
Average
$55,553
$4,629
$27
25th Percentile
$44,000
$3,667
$21
10th Percentile
$36,000
$3,000
$17

Average Visual Merchandiser Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Visual Merchandiser average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$36,259
$17.43
Alaska
$51,217
$24.62
Arizona
$49,273
$23.69
Arkansas
$38,972
$18.74
California
$45,713
$21.98
Colorado
$40,271
$19.36
Connecticut
$55,478
$26.67
Delaware
$48,687
$23.41
District of Columbia
$46,346
$22.28
Florida
$43,785
$21.05
Georgia
$37,572
$18.06
Hawaii
$53,640
$25.79
Idaho
$45,942
$22.09
Illinois
$48,525
$23.33
Indiana
$50,677
$24.36
Iowa
$46,995
$22.59
Kansas
$45,127
$21.70
Kentucky
$41,272
$19.84
Louisiana
$40,925
$19.68
Maine
$56,197
$27.02
Maryland
$47,368
$22.77
Massachusetts
$59,389
$28.55
Michigan
$45,395
$21.82
Minnesota
$41,235
$19.82
Mississippi
$40,167
$19.31
Missouri
$40,772
$19.60
Montana
$40,397
$19.42
Nebraska
$41,138
$19.78
Nevada
$41,310
$19.86
New Hampshire
$48,984
$23.55
New Jersey
$56,525
$27.18
New Mexico
$40,371
$19.41
New York
$56,462
$27.15
North Carolina
$43,251
$20.79
North Dakota
$45,291
$21.77
Ohio
$44,802
$21.54
Oklahoma
$44,429
$21.36
Oregon
$44,347
$21.32
Pennsylvania
$52,989
$25.48
Rhode Island
$51,047
$24.54
South Carolina
$39,902
$19.18
South Dakota
$42,266
$20.32
Tennessee
$38,130
$18.33
Texas
$42,652
$20.51
Utah
$39,440
$18.96
Vermont
$51,436
$24.73
Virginia
$51,400
$24.71
Washington
$46,807
$22.50
West Virginia
$43,912
$21.11
Wisconsin
$53,564
$25.75
Wyoming
$42,209
$20.29

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Highest Paying Cities For Visual Merchandiser

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Poughkeepsie, NY
$56,482
$27.15
Manchester, CT
$55,329
$26.60
Chicago, IL
$48,855
$23.49
Newark, DE
$48,672
$23.40
San Francisco, CA
$47,592
$22.88
Kansas City, KS
$45,285
$21.77

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Average Visual Merchandiser Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $55,600
    $26.71
    +2.7%
    2020
    $54,000
    $25.99
    +3.5%
    2019
    $52,100
    $25.07
    -0.6%
    2018
    $52,500
    $25.23
    +1.0%
    2017
    $51,900
    $24.96
    -3.3%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Production Artist

    Avg. salary: $54,797

    A production artist is responsible for managing digital content, meeting clients' standard specifications and requests for successful project completion. Production artists must have computer proficiency, especially on utilizing various software tools and applications to create illustrations and layouts. They also work closely with the creative team, cooperating in brainstorming sessions to ensure the consistency for each assigned task. A production artist should be keen on details, adjusting outputs as needed to maintain the highest quality for the actual presentation.
    44,207 Production Artist Jobs
    Graphic Artist

    Avg. salary: $47,305

    A graphic artist is either an illustrator or an animator who creates art work that will be used in graphic projects such as advertisements, posters, or even book covers. Although a graphic artist has his/her own style of artwork, he/she may be often commissioned to create art specifically for a particular project. A graphic artist may work with a graphic designer in order to convey the overall message of a project. The portfolio of a graphic artist includes cartoons, illustrations, and graphic novels.
    8,188 Graphic Artist Jobs
    Artist

    Avg. salary: $72,459

    An Artist specializes in creating various artworks or prose; the audience can vary from individuals or the general public. An artist's responsibility depends on the industry, company, or position where they are assigned. However, most of the time, Artists are expected to work under specific guidelines, deliver materials in a required format within an allotted time and perform revisions according to what is preferred by an editor or client. Furthermore, independent artists may work freelance and receive commissions for their craft.
    3,781 Artist Jobs
    Freelance Designer

    Avg. salary: $67,072

    Freelance designers are creative, independent contractors who create visual and graphic designs for their clients. They develop text and illustrated versions of brands, messages, and communications with strong visible influence with their clients. Typical activities include networking, seeking projects, and negotiating prices to their customers. They manage client proposals, develop concepts, present solutions, and ensure the timely completion of projects. Freelance visual and graphic designers are creative, self-motivated as well as result and deadline oriented.
    37,165 Freelance Designer Jobs
    Designer

    Avg. salary: $59,950

    A designer is someone who creates a master plan of the look or workings of something before it will be made. It could be tangible or intangible objects, products, procedures, laws, events, games, graphics, services, and even experiences. Designers are creative thinkers with a great eye to configure the skeletal and structural properties of the targeted output. They work in several fields, such as fashion, architecture, web graphics, and user experience. In spite of the variety of professionals in the design industry, all of them are artistic, passionate, inspiring, and emotionally connected to their projects and brands.
    39,646 Designer Jobs
    Graphic Designer

    Avg. salary: $45,771

    Graphic designers are visual communicators who create graphic ideas to deliver a message through art and images which inspire, inform, and motivate consumers with the use of computer software, especially Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign or by hand. They have the ability to design stunning illustrations that are easily understood, even without a lot of thinking or based on the demand of their clients. It is very crucial to them as well to be flexible and to stay on top of the design trends. They create websites, posters, packaging, logos, advertising, and marketing materials, depending on the nature of the business.
    36,038 Graphic Designer Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Visual Merchandisers The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Macy's and Target as they offer the highest salaries for visual merchandisers.
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    Recently Added Visual Merchandiser Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Nebraska Furniture Mart
    Visual Merchandiser
    Visual Merchandiser
    Kansas City, KS
    08/27/2021
    $38,589
    08/27/2021
    Kohl's Corp.
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    Visual Merchandiser
    Grand Junction, CO
    08/19/2021
    $28,592
    08/19/2021
    Target
    Visual Merchandiser
    Visual Merchandiser
    Colorado Springs, CO
    08/12/2021
    $39,653
    08/12/2021
    The Buckle
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    Visual Merchandiser
    Kansas City, KS
    08/11/2021
    $20,870
    08/11/2021
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    Visual Merchandiser
    Modesto, CA
    08/09/2021
    $33,392
    08/09/2021
    Patagonia
    In-Store Visual Merchandiser
    In-Store Visual Merchandiser
    Cambridge, MA
    08/05/2021
    $42,784
    08/05/2021
    Target
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    Visual Merchandiser
    Aurora, CO
    08/05/2021
    $41,740
    08/05/2021
    Visual Merchandiser
    New Haven, CT
    07/28/2021
    $35,416
    07/28/2021
    Patagonia
    In-Store Visual Merchandiser
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    Cambridge, MA
    07/13/2021
    $42,784
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    $35,479
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    Average Visual Merchandiser Salary by Demographic

    Visual Merchandiser Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $38,486
    female-income
    Female Income
    $35,207
    Median Visual Merchandiser Income by Race
    Asian visual merchandisers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino visual merchandisers have the lowest average salary at $35,757.
    $40,000
    $39,000
    $38,000
    $37,000
    $36,000
    $35,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$36,727
    White$35,970
    Black or African American$36,987
    Asian$38,791
    Hispanic or Latino$35,757
    Average Visual Merchandiser Salary by Education Level
    Visual merchandisers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $42,829 annually. With a Bachelors degree, visual merchandisers earn a median annual income of $38,486 compared to $36,680 for visual merchandisers with an Associate degree.
    $45,000
    $43,000
    $41,000
    $39,000
    $37,000
    $35,000
    $33,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$34,516
    Master's Degree$42,829
    Bachelor's Degree$38,486
    Some College/ Associate Degree$36,680