Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $10.03. The largest slice of the Hot Topic, Inc. workforce (42 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns $14.95 per hour.
By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average Hot Topic, Inc. employee makes approximately $17.85 per hour.
The highest average salaries go to Retail Store Managers, who bring in close to $15.51, though Retail Managers are not far behind at about $11.98 along with Retail Store Assistant Managers earning around $10.40.
Certifications and Degrees
Those with an Associate's Degree at Hot Topic, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $14.85 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Customer Service; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $15.16. It's pretty common to find people here who know Sales Management; about a third consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know People Management, Merchandising, and Sales.
Women make up the majority of employees in a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Hot Topic, Inc. can sometimes lack paid time off; two in five workers get paid vacation days, and half of workers receive paid sick leave. A fair portion of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Most workers report having health insurance, and over one-half of workers report having dental coverage. Hot Topic, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, flexible hours, life insurance, and company store discount.