When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($92K per year) can be spotted in Springfield, Mass.; the company's headquarter city of South Deerfield, Mass. ($57K), Whately, Mass. (approximately $56K), and Deerfield, Mass. (about $50K) are the next top-paying cities. At $39K, Traverse City, Mich. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across The Yankee Candle Co., Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Massachusetts earn the most, taking home around $58K annually.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Associate Project Managers, Visual Merchandisers, Retail Managers, and Retail Store Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $57K per year, the other salaries come in at approximately $44K, $40K, and $38K, respectively.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $56K annually. Average pay is around $49K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make $52K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
It pays to have a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) at The Yankee Candle Co., Inc. — these employees make the most at around $77K per year.
When it comes to skills, Product Development seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $58K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; about one in three deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Merchandising, People Management, and Team Leadership.
The Yankee Candle Co., Inc.'s employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A solid majority of respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the larger part of respondents, and a majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. The company also dishes out perks such as a stock purchase plan, a company cell phone, relocation expenses, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.