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Average Hourly Rate for Harbor Freight Tools Employees

Harbor Freight Tools workers earn an average of $10.08 per hour, with $19.00 for overtime. Your role at the company influences pay for Harbor Freight Tools workers the most, followed by your experience level and geography. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Cashier (4)
$7.39 - $10.55  
[-]Cashier (4)
Hourly Rate$7.39 - $10.55  
[+]Pricing Coordinator (3)
$7.52 - $12.77  
[+]Pricing Coordinator (3)
Hourly Rate$7.52 - $12.77  
[+]Warehouse Supervisor (3)
$8.61 - $14.53  
[+]Warehouse Supervisor (3)
Hourly Rate$8.61 - $14.53  
[+]Assistant Operations Manager (2)
$10.38 - $23.09  
[+]Assistant Operations Manager (2)
Hourly Rate$10.38 - $23.09  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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Typically, Retail Store Assistant Managers are the best paid with salaries hovering at about $20.50; Inventory Analysts, Warehouse Supervisors, and Head Cashiers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $15.48, around $10.67, and $9.79, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Harbor Freight Tools are Cashiers — typical salaries for this role approach $8.33.

Years of Experience

A tenure of five to ten years results in average pay of approximately $12.79. In a nutshell, the largest fraction of Harbor Freight Tools people (58 percent) have been in their field for one to four years and earn around $9.50 per hour.


Across its U.S. offices, the state of South Carolina pays Harbor Freight Tools the most — $15.00 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $9.88. The best paid folks at Harbor Freight Tools have an Associate's Degree, Criminal Justice, earning about $11.44 per hour.


Employees who count Inventory Management among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $14.90. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, more than half of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Cash Handling, Retail, and Sales round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three workers at Harbor Freight Tools enjoy paid vacation time, and just one in four workers can take sick leave. More than half of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a majority of workers, and more than half of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and 401(a).

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Key Stats



43 %

female alumni


57 %

male alumni
Hourly Rate
$8 - $15
Hourly Rate
$9 - $16

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

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