Average Hourly Rate for Hot Topic, Inc. Employees

Based in Industry, Calif.,clothing player Hot Topic, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Retail Store Manager and Retail Store Assistant Manager positions. Employees of Hot Topic, Inc. bring in an average of $14.58 per hour, and when they are working overtime, they earn $20.62. Though your role at the company and your city do impact pay, your experience level is the primary influence on employee salary at Hot Topic, Inc. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

Industry, California 91748

Clothing, Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores, Retail

Hot Topic

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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $11.27 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (43 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $14.99 per hour.


Earning $15.59 per hour on average, Retail Store Managers receive the most money, followed by Retail Managers (about $11.98), Retail Store Assistant Managers ($10.58), and Assistant Store Managers (around $9.88).


By state, California offers the highest pay at $19.28 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Regarding pay and education, Hot Topic, Inc. pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — about $10.34.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Customer Service among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $14.87 per hour. A common skill in Hot Topic, Inc.'s work force is Merchandising; roughly two-fifths of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include People Management, Sales Management, and Sales.

Benefits and Perks

29 percent receive paid vacation, and only 43 percent get sick leave. Hot Topic, Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and a strong majority of workers use this option to save for their retirement. Most respondents can count on health insurance, and a fair number of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Some other advantages of working at Hot Topic, Inc. are a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and company store discount.

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Key Stats for Hot Topic, Inc.


62 %
38 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $17
Hourly Rate
$9 - $14
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
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