How much does a Merchandising Director make in the United States? The average Merchandising Director salary in the United States is $279,859 as of July 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $229,108 and $360,397. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $229,108 10% $182,902 90% $433,722 75% $360,397 $279,859 50%(Median)
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Merchandising Director directs and develops merchandising plans and operational systems to achieve financial objectives and to deliver assortments that meet customer and distribution needs. Utilizes sales and trend analytics to develop strategies for different merchandise categories and to optimize product assortments. Being a Merchandising Director develops merchandise plans and pricing that support key strategic initiatives, launches, top sellers, seasonal campaigns and trends. May partner with other functions to manage vendor relationships, identify new vendors, and negotiate favorable contract terms. Additionally, Merchandising Director requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Merchandising Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be a Merchandising Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Pier 1 Imports, Inc. engages in the retail sale of decorative accessories, furniture, candles, housewares, gifts, and seasonal products. It offers decorative accents and textiles, such as rugs, wall decorations and mirrors, pillows, bedding, lamps, vases, dried and artificial flowers, baskets, ceramics, dinnerware, can... More
Fiscal Year Ended in 2019
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City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
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