When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($66K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Indianapolis, Ind. (about $48K), Milwaukee, Wisc. (approximately $44K), and Lyndhurst, N.J. ($43K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Lebanon, Tenn. at around $28K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New York, where the average salary is $65K per year.
Bringing in the most money are Associate Fashion Designers — their earnings average $65K annually. Graphic Designers are a close second at approximately $63K along with Retail Store Managers (around $43K) and Junior Accountants (about $43K). On the lower end are Retail Store Assistant Managers at $31K on average.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $39K per year. Overall, the greater share of Aeropostale Incorporated folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average about $39K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Regarding salaries and education, Aeropostale Incorporated pays those with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) the most — $69K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Leadership; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $44K per year. A common skill in Aeropostale Incorporated's work force is Customer Service; one-half of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Merchandising, Team Leadership, and Sales Management.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only 29 percent report compensation for sick days and vacation time. The larger part of respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Aeropostale Incorporated sponsors. A majority of respondents can count on health insurance, and a majority of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and supplemental maternity leave.