Residents of Richmond, Va. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $19.50 per hour; other top-paying cities include Los Angeles, Calif. (approximately $18.51) and Orange, Calif. ($12.00). By state, the highest pay levels are found in New Jersey, where the average The Vitamin Shoppe employee makes about $14.99 per hour.
Retail Store Managers earn the highest median pay at $18.45 per hour, followed by Retail Store Assistant Managers ($14.24), Assistant Store Managers (about $13.98), and Key Holders ($11.68).
Years of Experience
Average pay is around $14.00 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (50 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $12.83 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at The Vitamin Shoppe — these employees make the most at $15.66 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Merchandising in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $14.24 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; the larger part of employees surveyed report using it at work. Sales, Training, and Retail are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of workers do get paid time off for illness, but only 38 percent get paid vacation time. The larger part of employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Perks cover health insurance for a fair number of respondents and dental coverage for a majority of respondents. Other privileges include a casual working environment and life insurance.