Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $11.00 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Carquest Auto Parts employees (57 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn approximately $9.16 per hour on average.
Within the firm, employees working in Colorado take home the most — $14.55 per hour on average.
Delivery Drivers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $9.82 per hour — though Parts Countermans also do fairly well at around $9.00 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Automotive Service Exellence - Parts Specialists earn $11.00 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate of Applied Science (AAS); Carquest Auto Parts awards approximately $9.24 to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Inventory Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $13.50 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Customer Service; a solid majority consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Sales, Customer Relations, and Jobsite Delivery as well.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
One in three workers receive paid vacation, and only 22 percent get sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Carquest Auto Parts provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a strong majority of respondents participate. For close to one-half of workers, benefits include health insurance, and more than a third of workers get dental coverage, too.