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.