Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $8.86 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (47 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $9.00 per hour.
By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Michigan, where the average salary is $14.64 per hour.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Retail Store Assistant Managers, Retail Store Managers, and Sales Associates; while the first receives the highest median pay at $10.24 per hour, the other salaries come in at approximately $10.00 and about $7.74, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in approximately $13.14 per hour.
Employees who count Operations Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $11.00 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Cato's Fashion is Customer Service; a large number of employees use it for work. Some other standard skills here are Retail, Sales, and Cash Handling.
The number of female employees who completed the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A fair number of survey participants contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. A majority of employees have health insurance, and benefits for close to one-half also include dental insurance.