Salary for Online Merchants

Also known as:  Mystery Shopper, Ship Purser

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Online merchants handle the retail activities of on-line businesses. Their duties can include purchasing and managing inventory, marketing, filling and shipping orders, and balancing financial records. They may also receive and process payments, and handle customer complaints. Due to the computer-based nature of this business, web marketing skills, computer skills, and knowledge of financial software may prove essential to the success of professionals in this field.

An Online Merchant earns an average wage in a range of 48000 to 72000 depending on the level of education. Online Merchants can earn salaries of Sixty Seven Thousand Two Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Online Merchants have the highest pay levels in the District of Columbia, where they receive average pay levels of near $87210. Employees in this career receive the highest pay in Manufacturing, where they earn average job salaries of $81030.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.53 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Online Merchants tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $81,030
Manufacturing $76,600
Information $76,550
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $74,180
Utilities $73,980
Management of Companies and Enterprises $71,990
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $52,860
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $53,040
Accommodation and Food Services $54,430
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $55,270
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $55,740
Health Care and Social Assistance $56,140
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