When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $52K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; San Francisco, Calif. ($51K), Los Angeles, Calif. (approximately $49K), and Providence, R.I. ($47K) are the next top-paying cities. Boston, Mass. is near the bottom for pay at around $35K. Across its U.S. offices, the state of New Jersey pays Zara the most — $63K per year on average.
Bringing in the most money are Operations Managers — their earnings average $50K annually. Retail Department Managers are a close second at around $48K along with Retail Store Managers ($46K) and Retail Store Assistant Managers (about $42K). Financial compensation for Visual Merchandisers is rather low — on average only approximately $35K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $49K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Zara employees (61 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $41K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) make the most here, hauling in $48K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Sales Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $50K annually. Merchandising is a popular skill among Zara workers, with nearly one-half of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Customer Service, People Management, and Leadership were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 43 percent. A solid majority of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). A large number of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a solid majority of respondents also include dental insurance. Privileges also include a casual working environment.