When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($81K annually) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; Providence, R.I. (approximately $67K), Westborough, Mass. ($56K), and Philadelphia, Pa. (around $39K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $38K, Toms River, N.J. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. BJ's Wholesale Club workers in Florida earn the most — $72K per year on average.
Earning about $69K annually on average, Warehouse Managers receive the most money, followed by Brand Managers (approximately $56K), Meat Managers (around $52K), and Replenishment Analysts ($45K). On the lower end are Customer Service Managers at $38K on average.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $45K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of BJ's Wholesale Club employees (27 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn about $55K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $69K per year. Becoming a Certified ServSafe Food Handler can certainly pay off here; those folks make $61K on average. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at BJ's Wholesale Club come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $50K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Microsoft Office; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $72K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at BJ's Wholesale Club is Project Management, with just under one in five considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Operations Management.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only one in four respondents. Almost all survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A strong majority of respondents report having health insurance, and a fair number of respondents report having dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.