When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($90K annually) can be spotted in Los Angeles; Frederick (about $79K), the company's headquarter city of Westlake Village ($60K), and Indianapolis (around $52K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Maryland, where the average salary is $79K per year.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $65K. A typical employee has one to four years of experience and earns $49K annually.
The highest average salaries go to Retail General Managers, who bring in close to approximately $53K, though Assistant Store Managers are not far behind at $30K.
Certifications and Degrees
Guitar Center workers who hold an Associate's Degree are also well compensated, earning $96K on average.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Data Analysis among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $81K. Sales Management is regularly seen around here; just under one in five of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Three more common skills are Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Relationship Management.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 38 percent. The greater part of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Perks cover health insurance for a solid majority of workers and dental coverage for a strong majority of workers. Perks also include a casual working environment, life insurance, gym membership, and a subsidized cell phone.