Average Salary for Claire's Employees

Headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Ill., Claire's offers a range of employment opportunities in the retail sector, from Retail Store Manager to District Sales Manager. The average employee at Claire's takes home $34K per year. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Claire's typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
at market
Employer: Claire's
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Retail Store Manager (14)
$24,900 - $47,090  
[-]Retail Store Manager (14)
Salary$28,804 - $42,405  
Bonus$284.09 - $9,651  
Commission$348.73 - $17,878  
Total Pay$24,900 - $47,090  
[+]Key Holder (2)
$15,553 - $27,007  
[+]Key Holder (2)
Total Pay$15,553 - $27,007  
[+]District Sales Manager (2)
$37,017 - $100,257  
[+]District Sales Manager (2)
Salary$36,148 - $91,274  
Bonus$828 - $24,441  
Total Pay$37,017 - $100,257  
[+]Retail Store Assistant Manager (2)
$21,050 - $54,097  
[+]Retail Store Assistant Manager (2)
Total Pay$21,050 - $54,097  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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About This Company

Hoffman Estates, Illinois 


Retail, Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores


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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Claire's for between five and ten years earn about $35K on average. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $36K. Overall, the greater share of Claire's folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn $35K annually.


By state, Claire's pays its Florida employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $39K per year.


District Sales Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $63K; Retail Store Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $34K.

Certifications and Degrees

It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Claire's — these employees make the most at $38K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Team Leadership; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $62K. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; just over a half of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other skills in demand are Sales Management, Sales, and Merchandising.


Claire's' employees are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, half of workers report receiving the former, whereas more than half of workers report receiving the latter. A majority of workers save for retirement through Claire's' 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for a fair portion of workers and dental coverage for more than half of workers. Some other perks are life insurance, a casual working environment, company car / automobile, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats for Claire's

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

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