When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $15.00 per hour) can be spotted in Brandon, Fla.; Springfield, Mo. (approximately $14.58), Tacoma, Wash. ($14.00), and Katy, Texas ($11.22) are the next top-paying cities. Cary, N.C. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $9.00. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Washington, where the average salary is about $14.00 per hour.
Human Resources Clerks are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $14.00 per hour; Marine Services Technicians, Retail Sales Team Leaders, and Customer Service Representatives also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $13.50, about $11.98, and approximately $10.20, respectively. Financial compensation for Sales Associates is rather low — on average only around $8.27 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $11.68 per hour. The largest slice of the Bass Pro Shops (BPS Direct), LLC workforce (47 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $10.91 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $11.50 per hour. Regarding pay and education, Bass Pro Shops (BPS Direct), LLC pays those with an Associate's Degree the most — $13.75.
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 $13.00 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; nearly one-third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other top skills include Customer Relations, Retail, and Team Leadership.
Benefits and Perks
About one in three workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. A majority of survey participants report having health insurance, and approximately one-half of workers report having dental coverage. Perks also include company store discount, flexible hours, life insurance, and a casual working environment.