When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $24.00 per hour) can be spotted in Boca Raton, Fla.; Chicago, Ill. ($16.50), Houston, Texas ($15.67), and Nashville, Tenn. (around $15.23) are the next top-paying cities. San Antonio, Texas ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $8.39, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Florida, where the average salary is $17.89 per hour.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Office Depot, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn around $13.56 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (53 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $9.23 per hour.
The highest paychecks go to Assistant Store Managers, who earn an average $16.67 per hour, closely trailed by Operations Managers ($14.36), Customer Service Managers (about $13.74), and Senior Sales Associates (approximately $10.07). Sales Consultants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $8.32.
Certifications and Degrees
Being an OSHA Forklift Operator Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $16.14 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); Office Depot, Inc. awards $28.73 to these degree-holders.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Operations Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $15.79 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill in the Office Depot, Inc. workforce; the greater part of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Retail, Customer Relations, and Sales are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Merely one in ten employees at Office Depot, Inc. earn paid vacation and paid sick time. A 401(k) program is available, and a solid majority of respondents use it to save for retirement. A majority of survey participants can count on health insurance, and just over a half of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Perks also include a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and relocation expenses.