The highest average salaries go to Retail Store Managers, who bring in close to $18.64 per hour, though Pharmacy Technicians are not far behind at around $13.50 along with Bakers (approximately $12.38) and Grocery Stockers (about $12.00). Near the bottom at H.E.B. are Cashiers, pulling in an average of just $9.70.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $14.86 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (56 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $10.17 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.60 per hour) can be spotted in San Antonio, Texas; Houston, Texas ($13.66), College Station, Texas ($13.64), and Leander, Texas (about $12.86) are the next top-paying cities. Round Rock, Texas ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $9.94, it is one of the lowest-paid cities.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications receive bigger paychecks ($14.20 per hour) than those without credentials. At H.E.B., employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest pay at around $14.25.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Office Administration; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $16.80 per hour. A common skill in H.E.B.'s work force is Customer Service; more than half of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Cash Handling, Spanish Language, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
One-seventh of employees — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. A solid majority of survey participants participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a majority of workers, and a majority of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. H.E.B. employees also enjoy perks such as flexible hours, a company cell phone, life insurance, and a casual working environment.