Merchoriser or window dresser

Merchandisers and window dressers replenish stocks of goods in stores, advise retailers on the optimum display of merchandise and create displays of merchandise in shop windows.


  • Provides feedback about displays to senior managers.
  • Prepares area for new display, constructs or assembles displays from a variety of materials, and dismantles existing displays and returns merchandise to relevant departments.
  • Implements plans from display designers or display managers or develops ideas and plans for merchandise display or window dressing.
  • Consults with advertising and sales staff and advises retailers on the optimal display of a product and of any promotions.
  • Supplies information about the product to the retailer and sales staff and deals with customer enquiries.
  • Monitors stock movements, considers customer requirements and assists customers in completing orders.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 11% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for merchoriser or window dresser is £15,269

1,274 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,274. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for merchoriser or window dresser roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £15,269 per year. That is about £1,272 per month or £7.83 per hour. New workers generally start on £5,217, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £34,951

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,274 people are employed in the region.

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