Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $12.25 per hour. The largest slice of the Dillons workforce (66 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $9.08 per hour.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Cake Decorators, Certified Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Technicians, and Deli Clerks; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $11.94 per hour, the other salaries come in at $10.70, around $10.28, and $9.04, respectively. Pharmacy Clerks at Dillons do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($7.72 on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $11.02 per hour) can be spotted in Lawrence, Kan.; Mcpherson, Kan. ($10.60), the company's headquarter city of Hutchinson, Kan. (about $10.20), and Liberal, Kan. ($9.55) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $7.97, Manhattan, Kan. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Arizona, where they average to $13.00 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Certifieds, who make about $10.95 per hour. Dillons workers who hold a Certificate (Cert) are also well compensated, earning around $12.35 on average.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Insurance; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $12.18 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one-half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Cash Handling, Retail Pharmacy, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 30 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. A majority of workers save for retirement through Dillons' 401(k) plan. For nearly one in three workers, benefits include health insurance, and slightly less than a third of workers get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are life insurance and flexible hours.