Average Hourly Rate for Harbor Freight Tools Employees

On average, Harbor Freight Tools employees receive $9.93 per hour. When overtime pay is included, this wage rises to $23.86. Though how long you've been working and your role at the company do impact pay, geography is the primary influence on employee salary at Harbor Freight Tools. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $21.09 per hour) can be spotted in Calabasas, Calif.; Dillon, S.C. (approximately $15.48), Bellingham, Wash. (about $10.63), and Jonesboro, Ark. ($8.65) are the next top-paying cities. Across Harbor Freight Tools' U.S. offices, employees in the state of Texas earn the most, taking home $20.73 per hour.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $12.15 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (55 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $9.49 per hour on average.


Bringing in the most money are Retail Store Managers — their earnings average around $13.50 per hour. Warehouse Supervisors are a close second at approximately $11.02 along with Cashiers ($9.45) and Pricing Coordinators ($9.25). With salaries averaging about $8.90, Lead Cashiers are among the lowest paid at Harbor Freight Tools.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $15.13 per hour for Forklift Licenses; non-accredited workers make much less. Harbor Freight Tools compensates Associate's Degree-holders the most at $9.83 per hour.


Employees who count Operations Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $19.90 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; approximately one-half deem it necessary for work. Three more common skills are Inventory Management, Cash Handling, and Retail.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 22 percent receiving paid vacation and one in three respondents receiving paid sick days. Harbor Freight Tools sponsors a 401(k) program, and just over two-fifths of workers use this option to save for their retirement. The larger part of respondents report having health insurance, and a majority of survey participants report having dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

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