The highest paychecks go to Retail Sales Managers, who earn an average about $18.00 per hour, closely trailed by Operations Managers (around $15.55), Senior Sales Associates (approximately $10.34), and Lead Cashiers ($10.18). The Sports Authority, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Sales Associates ($8.43 on average).
Residents of the company's headquarter city of Englewood, Colo. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $18.45 per hour; other top-paying cities include Brookfield, Wisc. (approximately $12.00) and Irvine, Calif. ($11.63). By state, The Sports Authority, Inc. pays its Colorado employees the most; the pay rate there is $16.86 per hour.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $15.00 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (56 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $10.12 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, who make about $14.54 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Leadership; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $17.68 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; the greater part of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Cash Handling, Retail, and Sales.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; The Sports Authority, Inc. gives paid vacation days to 29 percent and sick leave to one-seventh of survey participants. A majority of employees contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Health insurance is part of the package for a majority of workers, and for the larger part of employees, dental coverage is too. Perks also include flexible hours and life insurance.