When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $15.63 per hour) can be spotted in Eau Claire; Milwaukee (approximately $14.55), Minneapolis ($13.90), and Mchenry (about $11.47) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Oakdale — at $9.66, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Menard's Incorporated employees make the most in Wisconsin, earning $13.30 per hour on average.
Typically, Forklift Operators are the best paid with salaries hovering at $12.30; Retail Store Assistant Managers, Retail Sales Associates, and Head Cashiers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $12.15, about $10.15, and $9.93, respectively. Menard's Incorporated hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Stockers ($8.31).
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay generally amounts to approximately $12.48. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Menard's Incorporated employees (53 percent) have one to four years of experience and typically earn $10.01 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Lawyers, who make around $17.12. OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at about $11.42 per hour. Menard's Incorporated workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree, Business Management are also well compensated, earning $13.68 on average.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Operations Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $12.17. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; close to one-half of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Customer Relations, Retail, and Merchandising.
Benefits and Perks
More than half of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Menard's Incorporated provides health insurance to close to one-half, and more than a third of workers do receive dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, stock options, profit sharing program, flexible hours, and company car / automobile.