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.