Bringing in the most money are Human Resources Clerks — their earnings average around $14.00. Marine Services Technicians are a close second at approximately $13.50 along with Customer Service Representatives ($11.17) and Retail Sales Associates ($10.43). At about $8.02, Sales Associates are among the lowest paid at Bass Pro Shops (BPS Direct), LLC.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.48 per hour) can be spotted in Springfield; San Antonio (around $14.25), Denham Springs (approximately $11.59), and Houston ($11.00) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Tallahassee — at $9.50, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Missouri, where the average salary is about $13.17 per hour.
Years of Experience
Average pay is typically $11.68 for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (47 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $11.47 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $10.75 for OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Employees who have an Associate's Degree make the most here, hauling in $13.02 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Customer Service; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $11.26. Customer Relations also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; about a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Merchandising, and Retail.
Benefits and Perks
More than half of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for roughly one-half also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, and company store discount.