Earning $88K per year on average, Buyers receive the most money, followed by Warehouse Managers (approximately $69K), Brand Managers ($56K), and Meat Managers (around $48K). Customer Service Managers at BJ's Wholesale Club do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($38K on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $84K annually) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; Providence, R.I. (around $67K), Westborough, Mass. ($56K), and Philadelphia, Pa. ($39K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Toms River, N.J.; in fact, at $38K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, BJ's Wholesale Club employees make the most in Florida, earning approximately $72K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $45K annually. Survey participants who have worked at BJ's Wholesale Club for between five and 10 years earn $55K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (27 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $62K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications earn $69K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified ServSafe Food Handlers with credentials; these people earn around $57K annually on average. Regarding salaries and education, BJ's Wholesale Club pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — approximately $50K.
In this position, it pays to have Microsoft Word in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $72K per year. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; slightly more than a fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other top skills include Customer Service, Project Management, and Operations Management.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 35 percent. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, BJ's Wholesale Club provides an optional 401(k) plan, and nearly all employees participate. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a strong majority of respondents, and a solid majority of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Employees can also look forward to tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.