Average Salary for Guitar Center Employees

Guitar Center is a radio firm headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif. that hires for Customer Service Manager positions, Retail Store Manager roles, and more. An average Guitar Center employee can expect to make $40K annually. How long you've been working primarily drives compensation; however, your city and your job title are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Guitar Center. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

Read More
Guitar Center Median Salary by Job


Customer Service Manager
6 profiles

Retail Store Manager
5 profiles

Operations Manager
4 profiles

Assistant Category Manager
2 profiles

2 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Jun 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 49
  • View Table

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

Find out more about pay at Guitar Center

Westlake Village, California 91362


Radio, Television, and Consumer Electronics Stores

Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $45K per year. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $44K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Frederick, Md. ($65K), the company's headquarter city of Westlake Village, Calif. (around $62K), and Thousand Oaks, Calif. ($58K) are the next top-paying cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Maryland; salaries there average to $65K annually.


Retail Store Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $54K per year — though Operations Managers, Expeditors, and Retail Sales Managers also do fairly well at approximately $42K, about $41K, and $39K, respectively. Near the bottom at Guitar Center are Customer Service Managers, pulling in an average of just around $31K.

Certifications and Degrees

It pays to have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at Guitar Center — these employees make the most at approximately $84K annually.


When it comes to skills, Inventory Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $50K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Guitar Center is Microsoft Excel; approximately one in three of employees use it for work. Other top skills include Leadership, Customer Service, and People Management.

Benefits and Perks

The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only a quarter of survey participants. A large number of employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Most respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a solid majority of workers also include dental insurance. Some other perks are a casual working environment, free drinks, and gym membership.

Guitar Center Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Key Stats for Guitar Center


28 %
72 %
$48,500 - $103,447
$30,991 - $76,980

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon


Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.