There are currently an estimated 141,400 merchandisers in the United States. The merchandiser job market is expected to grow by 3.3% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are merchandisers?

CareerExplorer rates merchandisers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 10,200 merchandisers. That number is based on 4,600 additional merchandisers, and the retirement of 5,600 existing merchandisers.

What’s the supply of merchandisers?

The merchandiser industry is concentrated in Texas, California, Florida

Merchandiser job market by state

State Name Employed Merchandisers
Texas 15,210
California 14,570
Florida 8,410
New York 7,180
Michigan 5,100
Pennsylvania 4,870
Illinois 4,600
Ohio 4,510
Georgia 3,830
New Jersey 3,240
Alabama 2,940
Wisconsin 2,930
Arizona 2,910
North Carolina 2,340
Missouri 2,310
Oregon 2,250
Massachusetts 2,240
Tennessee 2,210
Washington 2,030
Colorado 1,780
Kentucky 1,710
Minnesota 1,710
South Carolina 1,600
Indiana 1,560
Nevada 1,410
Maryland 1,290
Kansas 1,100
Maine 1,090
Oklahoma 1,050
Connecticut 860
Hawaii 860
Utah 810
Iowa 780
Mississippi 600
Louisiana 510
West Virginia 480
Delaware 450
Idaho 450
Puerto Rico 430
New Mexico 390
North Dakota 350
Nebraska 320
New Hampshire 320
South Dakota 320
Alaska 270
District of Columbia 230
Montana 170
Vermont 100
Wyoming 90
Guam 70