The highest average salaries go to Manufacturing Production Managers, who bring in close to around $71K annually, though Associate Fashion Designers are not far behind at approximately $65K along with Graphic Designers (about $63K) and Junior Accountants ($43K). Financial compensation for Assistant Store Managers is rather low — on average only $26K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($68K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Milwaukee, Wisc. (around $44K), Lyndhurst, N.J. ($43K), and Naples, Fla. ($36K) are the next top-paying cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of New York; salaries there average to approximately $68K annually.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $45K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (40 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $39K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
The highest-paying degree here is a B.A. in Psychology; Aeropostale Incorporated awards $71K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Microsoft Excel; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $62K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Aeropostale Incorporated is Merchandising; more than a third of employees use it for work. Key skills also include Customer Service, Operations Management, and Sales.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (42 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. A solid majority of employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). For a fair number of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and the larger part of employees get dental coverage, too. Privileges also include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 401(a).