When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($81K per year) can be spotted in Springfield, Mass.; Northampton, Mass. (approximately $68K), the company's headquarter city of South Deerfield, Mass. (about $65K), and Whately, Mass. (around $56K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Colorado Springs, Colo.; in fact, at $40K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in Massachusetts take home the most — $63K annually on average.
Associate Brand Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $74K per year — though Associate Project Managers and Retail Store Managers also do fairly well at $57K and approximately $38K, respectively.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $60K annually. The largest fraction of The Yankee Candle Co., Inc. people (32 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn around $55K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA); The Yankee Candle Co., Inc. awards $74K to these degree-holders.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $63K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Merchandising; just under one in four deem it necessary for work. Other top skills include People Management, Customer Service, and Operations Management.
Benefits and Perks
Most employees participate in a 401(k) program. A solid majority of employees have health insurance, and benefits for the larger part of respondents also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.