Retail Store Assistant Managers earn the highest median pay at $20.50, followed by Assistant Operations Managers (around $17.51), Assistant Customer Service Managers (approximately $17.50), and Warehouse Supervisors ($10.67). At about $8.33, Cashiers are among the lowest paid at Harbor Freight Tools.
Residents of Calabasas pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $21.09 per hour; other top-paying cities include Dillon ($15.00) and Houston ($12.19). By state, South Carolina offers the highest pay at around $15.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Harbor Freight Tools for between five and ten years earn $14.90 on average. A typical employee has one to four years of experience and earns about $9.76 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $9.88. Harbor Freight Tools provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate's Degree, Criminal Justice — these employees rake in about $11.44 per hour.
Employees who count Inventory Management among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $15.39. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; more than half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Retail, Cash Handling, and Sales.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only 28 percent report compensation for sick days and vacation time. More than half of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Harbor Freight Tools sponsors. A majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for more than half of workers also include dental insurance. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and 401(a).