When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($19.52 per hour) can be spotted in Auburn Hills, Mich.; Syracuse, N.Y. ($18.75), Savannah, Ga. (about $12.48), and Austin, Texas ($12.00) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Manchester, N.H.; in fact, at approximately $10.05 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Jared The Galleria of Jewelry pays its Michigan employees the most; the pay rate there is around $19.06 per hour.
Assistant General Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $19.52 per hour — though Precious Stone & Metal Jewelers, Jewelry Sales Consultants, and Retail Sales Associates also do fairly well at approximately $17.50, around $13.00, and $12.00, respectively. Near the bottom at Jared The Galleria of Jewelry are Porters, pulling in an average of just about $10.16.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $11.00 per hour. The largest slice of the Jared The Galleria of Jewelry workforce (56 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $11.79 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Diamontologists, who make approximately $12.50 per hour. Jared The Galleria of Jewelry provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in around $13.76 per hour.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Merchandising among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $12.00 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, more than two-fifths of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Key skills also include Retail, Customer Relations, and Sales.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and a majority of respondents use it to save for retirement. The larger part of employees receive health insurance, and close to one-half get dental coverage. Jared The Galleria of Jewelry employees also enjoy perks such as flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and a stock purchase plan.