Years of Experience
Average pay is $65K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of Guitar Center people (36 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $48K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $85K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Westlake Village, Calif. (around $73K), Thousand Oaks, Calif. ($63K), and Sacramento, Calif. (approximately $46K) are the next top-paying cities. Within the firm, employees working in Texas take home the most — about $130K annually on average.
Retail General Managers earn the highest median pay at $54K per year, followed by Retail Store Managers (around $43K) and Assistant Store Managers ($30K).
Certifications and Degrees
Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Guitar Center come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $65K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Hiring; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $55K per year. Customer Service is a popular skill in the Guitar Center workforce; just over one in five of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Sales Management, Training, and Merchandising were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in three respondents enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. A solid majority of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of employees and dental coverage for most respondents. Perks also include a casual working environment, life insurance, gym membership, and a company cell phone.