When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $25.50 per hour) can be spotted in Boca Raton; Fort Worth (about $13.16), Houston ($11.25), and Austin (around $9.30) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in San Antonio; in fact, at $8.35 it is one of the worst-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Georgia, where they average to $14.20 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $12.52. The greater proportion of employees (55 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home $8.66 per hour.
Retail Department Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $14.16; Logistics Specialists are next on the list, bringing in close to about $10.63, followed by Senior Sales Associates earning $9.52 and Sales Associates making around $8.32. On the lower end are Sales Consultants at $8.08.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications receive bigger paychecks ($12.75) than those without credentials. Salaries typically rise to about $12.63 per hour for accredited Business Certificate Holders. Employees who have an Associate's Degree make the most here, hauling in around $13.38 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Microsoft Word; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $14.20. A relatively widespread skill at Office Depot, Inc. is Customer Service; more than half of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Sales, Retail, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only 29 percent report compensation for sick days and vacation time. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Office Depot, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a strong majority of workers participate. More than half of workers receive health insurance, and half get dental coverage. Perks also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and stock options.