Residents of San Francisco, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $12.63 per hour; other top-paying cities include Fairfield, Calif. (approximately $12.00) and Rockford, Ill. ($8.37). Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of $11.57 per hour) in California.
The highest average salaries go to Retail Store Assistant Managers, who bring in close to about $11.08 per hour, though Sales Associates are not far behind at around $8.59 along with Retail Sales Associates earning $7.13.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $11.21 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (58 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $8.36 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Merchandising in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $11.50 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; the vast majority of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Key skills also include Retail, Sales, and Operations Management.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (29 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Champs Sports provides an optional 401(k) plan, and most employees participate. Health insurance is part of the package for more than a third of workers, and for over a third of workers, dental coverage is too.