Average Hourly Rate for Harbor Freight Tools Employees

Harbor Freight Tools workers report earning an average of $10.04 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $23.46. At Harbor Freight Tools, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is where you live — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your experience level and your job title each factor into the equation as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Read More
Employer: Harbor Freight Tools
Hourly Rate Range by Job
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »


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

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $13.55 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Harbor Freight Tools employees (55 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $9.49 per hour on average.


Retail Store Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $13.50 per hour; Warehouse Supervisors, Cashiers, and Pricing Coordinators also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $11.02, about $9.45, and $9.25, respectively. Near the bottom at Harbor Freight Tools are Lead Cashiers, pulling in an average of just $8.90.

Certifications and Degrees

Forklift Licenses are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $15.13 per hour. Employees who have an Associate's Degree make the most here, hauling in $9.83 per hour.


When it comes to skills, Operations Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $19.57 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Customer Service; about one-half consider it a key competency. Many workers are also familiar with Inventory Management, Cash Handling, and Retail.

Benefits and Perks

Only 18 percent at Harbor Freight Tools enjoy paid vacation time, and just 35 percent can take sick leave. Nearly one-half of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. The larger part of employees have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of workers also include dental insurance. Harbor Freight Tools employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and extra/liberal paid time off (pto).

Harbor Freight Tools Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Key Stats for Harbor Freight Tools


39 %
61 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $15
Hourly Rate
$8 - $16
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 20 votes.

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »
United States (change)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon


Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Log in with LinkedIn

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.