When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $20.62 per hour) can be spotted in Westborough, Mass.; York, Pa. ($16.10), New York, N.Y. (around $13.53), and Revere, Mass. ($10.30) are the next top-paying cities. Garden City, N.Y. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $9.10. By state, BJ's Wholesale Club pays its Connecticut employees the most; the pay rate there is about $13.00 per hour.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Meat Cutters, Produce Clerks, Forklift Drivers, and Tire Technicians; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $17.62 per hour, the other salaries come in at about $13.00, $12.14, and $10.37, respectively. Financial compensation for Cashiers is rather low — on average only approximately $9.04 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $10.81 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of BJ's Wholesale Club employees (51 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $10.37 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $11.00 per hour for OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; BJ's Wholesale Club awards $16.12 to these degree-holders.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Microsoft Word; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $15.00 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; the larger part of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Sales were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Two-fifths of workers receive paid vacation, and only 28 percent get sick leave. A majority of workers report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a solid majority of employees, and the larger part of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Privileges also include a casual working environment, flexible hours, and life insurance.