Residents of Richmond, Va. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $19.50 per hour; other top-paying cities include Los Angeles, Calif. ($18.51) and Orange, Calif. ($12.00). Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New Jersey, where they average to about $14.99 per hour.
Retail Store Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $18.45 per hour — though Retail Store Assistant Managers, Assistant Store Managers, and Key Holders also do fairly well at $14.00, $13.98, and around $11.68, respectively.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $14.00 per hour. Overall, the greater share of The Vitamin Shoppe folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $12.83 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
The Vitamin Shoppe workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning approximately $15.50 on average.
When it comes to skills, Merchandising seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $14.24 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at The Vitamin Shoppe is Customer Service; a majority of employees use it for work. Key skills also include Sales, Retail, and Team Leadership.
Benefits and Perks
The Vitamin Shoppe sponsors a 401(k) program, and the larger part of employees use this option to save for their retirement. When it comes to paid time off, the company is more lenient about illness than it is about vacation; the larger part of workers get sick leave, whereas 38 percent get paid vacation. A fair number of workers can count on health insurance, and the larger part of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment and life insurance.