When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $20.00 per hour) can be spotted in Sanford, N.C.; Mount Pleasant, S.C. ($14.36), Ocala, Fla. (about $9.00), and Dalton, Ga. ($8.47) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Starke, Fla. at $7.92. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in South Carolina, where the average salary is around $9.56 per hour.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $8.50 per hour on average. Overall, the greater share of The Kangaroo Express folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average about $9.14 per hour.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Convenience Store Managers, Retail Store Managers, Retail Store Assistant Managers, and Cashiers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $13.74 per hour, the other salaries come in at approximately $12.50, $9.47, and around $7.81, respectively. Sales Associates are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $7.64.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers receive bigger paychecks ($11.09 per hour) than those without credentials.
In this position, it pays to have Inventory Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $11.25 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among The Kangaroo Express workers, with a majority of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Cash Handling, Retail, and Sales.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of The Kangaroo Express' employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Only a quarter of survey participants enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. The Kangaroo Express sponsors a 401(k) program, and a majority of employees use this option to save for their retirement. Just over a half of workers have health insurance, and benefits for over a third of workers also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as free drinks.