When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $21.63 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Hingham, Mass.; Philadelphia, Pa. (around $16.94), Birmingham, Ala. ($16.50), and Fort Worth, Texas (about $15.00) are the next top-paying cities. At $12.15, Boston, Mass. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Alabama, where the average salary is $16.50 per hour.
Assistant Operations Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $19.00 per hour — though Retail Store Assistant Managers, Assistant Sales Managers, and Assistant Store Managers also do fairly well at approximately $17.72, $15.60, and $15.45, respectively. Near the bottom at The Talbots, Inc. are Sales Associates, pulling in an average of just about $10.01.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $13.25 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (56 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $12.48 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
The highest-paying degree here is an Associate of Applied Science (AAS); The Talbots, Inc. awards $19.07 to these degree-holders.
Employees who count Operations Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $17.90 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. Three more common skills are Retail, Customer Relations, and Merchandising.
At The Talbots, Inc., there are significantly more females who responded to the questionnaire than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Close to one-half plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. A majority of employees can count on health insurance, and the larger part of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. The Talbots, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as company store discount.