Retail Store Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $15.75 per hour; Retail Assistant Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to $13.75, while Assistant Store Managers and Retail Store Assistant Managers rank near the top as well ($12.60 and $11.48, respectively). Near the bottom at Rue 21 Company are Sales Associates, pulling in an average of just about $8.00.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $16.00 per hour) can be spotted in St. Cloud, Minn.; Pittsburgh, Pa. ($14.82), Buford, Ga. ($14.50), and Douglasville, Ga. (about $10.00) are the next top-paying cities. Rue 21 Company workers in Minnesota earn the most — approximately $16.00 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of around $12.60 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (68 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $11.99 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Business Certificate Holders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $10.00 per hour. At Rue 21 Company, employees who hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) receive the highest pay at $10.00.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be People Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $14.00 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Rue 21 Company workers, with a large number of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Retail, Sales, and Team Leadership.
Benefits and Perks
Health insurance is part of the package for roughly one-half, and for one-half, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment.