Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $11.27 per hour. The largest slice of the Hot Topic, Inc. workforce (43 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, around $14.99 per hour.
The highest paychecks go to Retail Store Managers, who earn an average about $15.59 per hour, closely trailed by Retail Managers ($11.98), Retail Store Assistant Managers (approximately $10.58), and Assistant Store Managers ($9.88).
By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is approximately $19.28 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Hot Topic, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in about $10.34 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Customer Service; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $14.87 per hour. A common skill in Hot Topic, Inc.'s work force is Merchandising; two in five of survey participants report using it on the job. People Management, Sales Management, and Sales round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Hot Topic, Inc. gives paid vacation to 29 percent and paid sick leave to 43 percent. A fair number of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. At Hot Topic, Inc., a strong majority of workers have health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants have dental coverage. Hot Topic, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and company store discount.