Marketing Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $108K per year; Human Resources Generalists, Compliance Specialists, and Operations Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $67K, approximately $64K, and about $49K, respectively.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($78K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Northbrook, Ill.; Naperville, Ill. ($67K), Chicago, Ill. (about $66K), and Cranbury, N.J. (approximately $56K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Boston, Mass. — at $51K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of New York; salaries there average to $83K per year.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $54K annually. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of around $63K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Senior Human Resources Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $64K annually. Regarding salaries and education, Crate and Barrel pays those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) the most — approximately $92K.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Strategic Marketing among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $95K per year. A garden variety skill at Crate and Barrel is Project Management; slightly less than a fourth of Crate and Barrel's people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Customer Service, Training, and Operations Management as well.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about half of workers receiving paid vacation and over a third of workers receiving sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and a large number of employees use it to save for retirement. A large number of survey participants can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, life insurance, and optional telecommute / work from home.