Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $13.74 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (52 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $12.31 per hour.
Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to $15.42 per hour.
Branch Sales Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $16.27 per hour — though Office Managers, General Sales Managers, and Assistant Store Managers also do fairly well at around $15.91, $14.95, and around $12.97, respectively. Financial compensation for Customer Service Representatives is rather low — on average only $10.18 — relative to the rest of the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a CompTIA A+ Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $14.92 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Sales Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $14.54 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, a fair number of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers are also familiar with Customer Relations, Customer Relationship Management, and Sales.
Benefits and Perks
Paid vacation is a standard perk for a solid majority of survey participants, and a majority of survey participants get sick leave. To plan for old age, more than two-fifths of workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a fair number of employees, and the larger part of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are life insurance.