Average Salary for Guitar Center Employees

Westlake Village, Calif.-based Guitar Center hires for positions ranging from Retail General Manager to Retail Store Manager in the radio. The median income for Guitar Center employees is $47K annually. How long you've been working is the biggest factor affecting pay for Guitar Center workers, followed by geography and your role at the company. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

Westlake Village, California 91362


Radio, Television, and Consumer Electronics Stores

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Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $55K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $48K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Westlake Village, Calif. (around $65K), Thousand Oaks, Calif. ($63K), and Sacramento, Calif. ($46K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Guitar Center pays its Texas employees the most; the pay rate there is around $130K annually.


Retail General Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with average compensation nearing $54K per year; Retail Store Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $43K, followed by Assistant Store Managers earning approximately $30K.

Certifications and Degrees

The best paid folks at Guitar Center have a Bachelor's Degree, earning $62K annually.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Hiring; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $55K per year. A common skill in Guitar Center's work force is Customer Service; between a fifth and a fourth of survey participants report using it on the job. Sales Management, Training, and Merchandising were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

A third of survey participants — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Guitar Center sponsors a 401(k) program, and a strong majority of respondents use this option to save for their retirement. At Guitar Center, most employees have health insurance, and most survey participants have dental coverage. Guitar Center employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, gym membership, and a company cell phone.

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Key Stats for Guitar Center


27 %
73 %
$61,042 - $90,260
$32,336 - $90,000
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Rated 3 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

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