General Store Managers earn the highest median pay at about $20.34 per hour, followed by Retail Store Managers ($17.57), Assistant Store Managers ($11.00), and Retail Store Assistant Managers (approximately $10.24). Sales Associates are among the lowest paid at a median salary of around $8.50.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $14.90 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (47 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $9.91 per hour on average.
Within the firm, employees working in Ohio take home the most — approximately $16.32 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $9.99 per hour for Certified ServSafe Food Handlers; non-accredited workers make much less. Regarding pay and education, Hot Topic, Inc. pays those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) the most — about $16.25.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Leadership; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $17.02 per hour. Customer Service is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; the larger part of Hot Topic, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Retail, Sales Management, and Merchandising as well.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 19 percent. Close to one-fourth of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A fair number of survey participants can count on health insurance, and the larger part of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Hot Topic, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, company store discount, life insurance, and flexible hours.