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Fashion Merchandising Salary Guide

You may be passionate about fashion merchandising, but you still need to make a living. The questions what is the average fashion merchandising salary? and how much does a fashion merchandiser make? are answered here.

 

How Much Does a Fashion Merchandiser Make?

According to an aggregate of average salaries from different 3rd party sites, a fashion merchandiser makes an average of $43,663.00 per year. Truth be told, the earning potential of a fashion merchandiser will vary significantly depending on experience, job title, and the company or industry you work in. That said, we’ve done our best to give you an idea of how much you can make in this industry by aggregating different salary stats for varying fashion merchandising job titles and experience levels. Check back, since we will update this guide as new or more accurate information is available.

 

Fashion Merchandising Average Salary

Salaries vary by experience and industry, but several reputable sources show consistent averages for the career. Glassdoor, PayScale.com, Indeed.com, and Salary.com all show an average salary in the mid to low 40s, making an average salary of $43,663 per year. Take note that these are salaries for the job title search “Fashion Merchandiser.” A degree in this field may qualify you for several other related job titles, which you can see in the next section.

Average Salaries for "Fashion Merchandiser" Job Title

Source

Salary

Glassdoor

$47,263/yr

PayScale

$42,729/yr

Indeed

$40,827/yr

Average

$43,606/yr

Related Job Titles and Salaries

There are a several different jobs and titles directly related to a fashion merchandising degree. See below for salary information on a few job titles related to fashion merchandising.

Average Salaries for Related Job Titles

Title

Glassdoor

Indeed

Payscale

Brand Manager

$108,802/yr

$73,568/yr

$70,475/yr

Retail Fashion Buyer

$63,883/yr

-

$67,314/yr

Retail Merchandiser

$27,426/yr

$26,630/yr

$44,558/yr

Fashion Merchandising Salary Ranges

We don’t have any specific statistics on entry level fashion merchandising salaries vs more experienced positions, but we’ve aggregated the low and high end of fashion merchandiser salaries from several sources. The low side isn’t necessarily an indication of what you will earn when first starting, since good employer relationships and internship performance will yield higher pay. However, it’s more likely that the high end of these ranges are for individuals with more experience.

Fashion Merchandising Salary Ranges

Source

Salary Low

Salary High

Glassdoor

$41,000/yr

$84,000/yr

PayScale

$30,017/yr

$90,091/yr

Average

$28,166.67/yr

$87,045.50

Fashion Merchandising Salary in New York City

Salaries vary greatly depending on where you’re employed. For example, salaries in New York City are typically higher since NYC is such a major fashion hub. Below you can find NYC salaries for the 3rd party tools that allow location-specific searches.

Title

Glassdoor

Indeed

Payscale

NYC

$48,348/yr

$69,785/yr

$51,511/yr

National Average

$47,263/yr

$40,827/yr

$42,729/yr

 

Fashion Merchandising Salary Averages of LIM Graduates

Now you’ve seen some of the national averages and 3rd party stats. We also have some salary information of our own from recent LIM graduates. We recently surveyed our 2016 graduates for information like employment rates, job titles, and salaries. For those graduates who answered, you can see the stats below.

UnderGraduate Fashion Merchandising (Class of 2016)

Fashion Merchandising
Mean Salary: $30,00.00 - $35,000.00 (6 months following graduation)

 

Graduate Fashion Merchandising (Class of 2016)

Mean Salary: $37,500.00; high of $67,499.00

 

Salaries with a Fashion Merchandising Degree

See below for details of average salaries specific to students who graduated with a fashion merchandising degree from LIM College.

 

Program

Respondents

Mean

Median

High

MPS in Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management

24

$37,500/yr

$38,750/yr

$67,499/yr

 

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Fashion Merchandising Degrees at LIM College

Interested in starting down the path to a career in fashion merchandising? LIM College offers several fashion merchandising programs, each designed to fit your goals and experience level.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) / 4 Year Degree
The BBA program at LIM College provides a foundation of core courses in liberal arts and business. This degree serves as the perfect gateway to graduate studies.

Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) / 4 Year Degree
The BPS program at LIM College provides a focused approach to preparing you for a career in fashion with many professional courses.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) *Offered Online / 2 Year Degree
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program in Fashion Merchandising & Management program will provide you with a foundation to begin— or continue— a career in  fashion or enter a bachelor’s degree program.

Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) / 2 Year Degree
The AOS program at LIM College is an intensive academic program that prepares you to jump into your career immediately.

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Graduate Programs

Master's in Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management (MPS) *Offered Online
With a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) from LIM College, you gain a competitive advantage in today’s retail, apparel, and merchandising markets.

See All Master’s Programs

 

More About Fashion Merchandising

Continue to explore this industry and learn more about your career in the business of fashion.

What is Fashion Merchandising?
Fashion Merchandising Careers & Job Descriptions