Average Hourly Rate for Harbor Freight Tools Employees

The average pay for Harbor Freight Tools employees is $10.47 per hour. With overtime, that gets bumped up to $19.50. Though how long you've been working and what you do at the company do impact pay, your city is the primary influence on employee salary at Harbor Freight Tools. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($21.00 per hour) can be spotted in Worcester, Mass.; Calabasas, Calif. (around $18.26), San Diego, Calif. ($13.00), and Dillon, S.C. ($12.52) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Palm Bay, Fla. at approximately $9.45. Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of about $11.51 per hour) in Texas.

Years of Experience

Average pay is $12.52 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Harbor Freight Tools workforce (56 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $9.95 per hour.


The highest average salaries go to Warehouse Supervisors, who bring in close to $12.11 per hour, though Logistics Supervisors are not far behind at approximately $11.90 along with Sales Associates (around $9.69) and Retail Sales Associates ($9.20). Among the lower-paid positions at Harbor Freight Tools are Pricing Coordinators — the median salary for this role approaches about $8.55.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $12.26 per hour for Forklift Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. Harbor Freight Tools provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) — these employees rake in around $18.06 per hour.


Employees who count People Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $12.54 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill in the Harbor Freight Tools workforce; the larger part of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Key skills also include Cash Handling, Inventory Management, and Retail.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only one in six employees. Harbor Freight Tools sponsors a 401(k) program, and close to two-fifths of workers use this option to save for their retirement. For the larger part of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a little over a half of workers get dental coverage, too. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and paid holiday and sick leave.

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Key Stats for Harbor Freight Tools


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53 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $14
Hourly Rate
$8 - $14

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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