Median pay is highest in Portland ($18.21 per hour), followed by Indianapolis (about $16.00), Monterey ($15.00), and Richmond (approximately $10.37). Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $9.50) is Jacksonville. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Indiana; pay there average to $16.00 per hour.
The highest average salaries go to Warehouse Associates, who bring in close to approximately $16.15, though Parts Countermans are not far behind at about $14.25 along with Auto Mechanics ($14.13) and Retail Store Managers ($14.00). Earning only around $9.76, Delivery Drivers make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $11.48. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach around $12.33. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home $14.58 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Automotive Service Exellence - Parts Specialists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $12.80. OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at approximately $11.50 per hour. The best paid folks at Napa Auto Parts Company have a Bachelor's Degree, earning $15.26 per hour.
Employees who count Quickbooks among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $15.00. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, just over two-fifths of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Key skills also include Customer Relations, Sales, and Inventory Control.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Napa Auto Parts Company gives paid vacation to 38 percent and paid sick leave to 19 percent. A majority of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for more than half of workers and dental coverage for just over two-fifths of workers. Other privileges include a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.