Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $14.91 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (58 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $10.20 per hour.
The highest paychecks go to Overnight Stockers, who earn an average around $14.83 per hour, closely trailed by Pharmacy Technicians (about $14.75), Grocery Stockers ($12.00), and Night Stockers ($11.00). On the lower end are Deli Clerks at about $9.24 on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.45 per hour) can be spotted in San Antonio, Texas; Houston, Texas (approximately $13.66), College Station, Texas ($13.64), and Waco, Texas ($13.00) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Sugar Land, Texas — at around $10.26, salaries are some of the lowest in the country.
Certifications and Degrees
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Certifieds earn $15.25 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at H.E.B. come out on top, and their salaries approach $14.25 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Retail Pharmacy in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $16.92 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; the larger part of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Key skills also include Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Sales.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only one-seventh of survey participants. A strong majority of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). The larger part of respondents receive health insurance, and a majority of workers get dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include flexible hours, a company cell phone, life insurance, and a casual working environment.