When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($16.81 per hour) can be spotted in Eau Claire, Wisc.; Plano, Ill. (around $14.78), Batavia, Ill. (about $13.05), and Mchenry, Ill. (approximately $11.47) are the next top-paying cities. Cheyenne, Wyo. is near the bottom for pay at $9.30. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Wisconsin, where the average salary is $14.98 per hour.
Years of Experience
Average pay is around $13.30 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (59 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $10.86 per hour on average.
Bringing in the most money are Inventory Controllers — their earnings average $12.77 per hour. Assistant Department Managers are a close second at approximately $11.96 along with Trainee Managers ($11.87) and Retail Sales Associates (about $10.62). Stockers make an average $8.70, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Lawyers, who make approximately $17.12 per hour. Menard's Incorporated provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) — these employees rake in around $13.61 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Customer Relationship Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $11.87 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just over two-fifths of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Cash Handling, Retail, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
Close to two-fifths of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Just over two-fifths of workers report having health insurance, and about two in five workers report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Menard's Incorporated are a casual working environment, stock options, and profit sharing program.