Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $11.61. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (48 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $8.80 per hour.
The highest paychecks go to General Supermarket Department Managers, who earn around $14.00, closely trailed by Retail Meat Cutters ($11.13), Grocery Store Stock Clerks ($10.34), and Cake Decorators (approximately $9.25). Pharmacy Technicians are among the lowest paid at $8.50.
Median pay is highest in Waynesville ($13.13 per hour), followed by Temple (around $12.25), the company's headquarter city of Asheville (about $11.99), and Knoxville ($10.13). At approximately $7.88, Spartanburg is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in North Carolina, where pay average out at $10.86 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Pharmacy Technicians, who make around $11.50.
In this position, it pays to have Retail Pharmacy in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $14.50. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, just over two-fifths of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Order Inventory, Inventory Management, and Customer Relations round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 38 percent receiving paid vacation and a quarter of workers receiving paid sick days. A majority of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. More than half of workers can count on health insurance, and a little more than half of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. The list of perks also includes life insurance.