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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 Manager positions. Hot Topic, Inc. offers employees an average of $14.63 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $18.56. Your experience level primarily drives compensation; however, what you do at the company is also reported as a secondary influence on salary at Hot Topic, Inc. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Hot Topic, Inc. typically pays:
11%
above market

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About This Company

18305 EAST SAN JOSE AVENUE
Industry, California 91748

Clothing, Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores, Retail

Hot Topic


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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $11.13 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (43 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of around $15.26 per hour.

Locations

Hot Topic, Inc. workers in California earn the most — $19.28 per hour on average.

Jobs

Retail Store Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $16.05 per hour — though Retail Store Assistant Managers, Retail Managers, and Assistant Store Managers also do fairly well at $12.03, approximately $11.98, and $9.88, respectively. Hot Topic, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Sales Associates (approximately $8.89 on average).

Certifications and Degrees

Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Hot Topic, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach about $10.34 per hour.

Skills

In this position, it pays to have Sales in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $15.00 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; slightly more than half of those surveyed report it as a core competency. People Management, Sales Management, and Merchandising are also desirable skills.

Gender

Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Hot Topic, Inc. gives paid vacation days to 29 percent and sick leave to 43 percent. A solid majority of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A large number of survey participants report having health insurance, and a majority of survey participants report having dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and company store discount.

Key Stats for Hot Topic, Inc.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $17
Hourly Rate
$11
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
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