Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $11.13 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Hot Topic, Inc. employees (43 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $15.26 per hour on average.
The highest pay by state can be found in California, where pay average out at about $19.28 per hour.
Retail Store Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $16.05 per hour; Retail Store Assistant Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to around $12.03, while Retail Managers and Assistant Store Managers rank near the top as well ($11.98 and $9.88, respectively). Sales Associates at Hot Topic, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $8.89 on average) at the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Hot Topic, Inc. compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at $10.34 per hour.
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. A relatively widespread skill at Hot Topic, Inc. is Customer Service; slightly more than half of employees use it for work. Other top skills include People Management, Sales Management, and Merchandising.
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
The benefits packages at Hot Topic, Inc. can sometimes lack paid time off; 29 percent get paid vacation days, and 43 percent receive paid sick leave. A fair number of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. At Hot Topic, Inc., the larger part of workers have health insurance, and a majority of survey participants have dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and company store discount.