Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $11.42 per hour. The largest fraction of Hot Topic, Inc. people (42 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn $15.26 per hour on average.
Earning approximately $16.05 per hour on average, Retail Store Managers receive the most money, followed by Retail Managers ($11.98), Retail Store Assistant Managers (around $10.58), and Assistant Store Managers ($9.88).
Residents of Bismarck, N.D. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $14.99 per hour; other top-paying cities include Johnson City, Tenn. (about $13.71) and Dallas, Texas (around $11.50). The highest pay by state can be found in California, where pay average out at $19.56 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
At Hot Topic, Inc., employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest pay at approximately $10.34.
In this position, it pays to have Customer Service in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $14.87 per hour. A garden variety skill at Hot Topic, Inc. is Sales Management; over a third of Hot Topic, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Merchandising, People Management, and Retail as well.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Hot Topic, Inc. can sometimes lack paid time off; one in four respondents get paid vacation days, and two in five workers receive paid sick leave. A fair number of employees save for retirement through Hot Topic, Inc.'s 401(k) plan. Most survey participants report having health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants report having dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and company store discount.