San Antonio, Texas is near the bottom for pay at $8.24. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of North Carolina; pay there average to $11.00 per hour.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Assistant Store Managers, Retail Department Managers, Senior Sales Associates, and Logistics Specialists; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $16.64 per hour, the other salaries come in at around $13.25, about $9.85, and $9.13, respectively. Customer Service Specialists make an average $7.64, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $12.75 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (61 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $8.74 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being an OSHA Forklift Operator Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $15.00 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Office Depot, Inc. workers who hold an Associate's Degree are also well compensated, earning $12.93 on average.
When it comes to skills, Sales Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $13.43 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; a majority deem it necessary for work. Other skills in demand are Retail, Customer Relations, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 19 percent. A large number of employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. The larger part of respondents receive health insurance, and close to one-half get dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Office Depot, Inc. are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, gym membership, and a stock purchase plan.