When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $92K annually) can be spotted in Springfield, Mass.; the company's headquarter city of South Deerfield, Mass. ($57K), Whately, Mass. (about $55K), and Deerfield, Mass. (approximately $50K) are the next top-paying cities. At $39K, Traverse City, Mich. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Massachusetts, where they average to $58K per year.
Visual Merchandisers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $44K annually; Retail Managers and Retail Store Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $40K and approximately $38K, respectively.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $51K per year. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $49K annually. The largest slice of the The Yankee Candle Co., Inc. workforce (32 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, $52K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Employees who have a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) make the most here, hauling in approximately $77K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Operations Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $43K per year. A relatively widespread skill at The Yankee Candle Co., Inc. is Customer Service; more than a third of employees use it for work. Other top skills include Merchandising, People Management, and Leadership.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of The Yankee Candle Co., Inc.'s employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Only 42 percent at The Yankee Candle Co., Inc. enjoy paid vacation time, and just one in six respondents can take sick leave. A majority of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a majority of respondents, and for a majority of employees, dental coverage is too. The Yankee Candle Co., Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a stock purchase plan, a subsidized cell phone, and relocation expenses.