Earning around $21.54 per hour on average, Retail Store Assistant Managers receive the most money, followed by Assistant Operations Managers ($19.23), Retail Store Managers (about $13.50), and Warehouse Supervisors ($11.02). With salaries averaging $8.49, Cashiers are among the lowest paid at Harbor Freight Tools.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $21.09 per hour) can be spotted in Calabasas, Calif.; Dillon, S.C. (around $15.48), Houston, Texas ($12.19), and Bellingham, Wash. (approximately $10.63) are the next top-paying cities. At about $8.36, Jonesboro, Ark. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in New Jersey, where the average Harbor Freight Tools employee makes $20.79 per hour.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Harbor Freight Tools for between five and 10 years earn $12.15 per hour on average. The largest slice of the Harbor Freight Tools workforce (52 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $9.68 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $15.13 per hour for Forklift Licenses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Regarding pay and education, Harbor Freight Tools pays those with an Associate's Degree, Criminal Justice the most — around $11.44.
In this position, it pays to have Operations Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $19.57 per hour. A garden variety skill at Harbor Freight Tools is Customer Service; about one-half of Harbor Freight Tools' people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Inventory Management, Retail, and Cash Handling.
Benefits and Perks
Just 23 percent receive paid time off. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Harbor Freight Tools provides an optional 401(k) plan, and nearly two in five workers participate. For the larger part of employees, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of workers get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and 401(a).