When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $55K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Los Angeles, Calif. ($53K), San Diego, Calif. (approximately $46K), and Minneapolis, Minn. (about $32K) are the next top-paying cities. Across Zara's U.S. offices, employees in the state of New York earn the most, taking home $54K annually.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $48K per year. Overall, the greater share of Zara folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $39K annually.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Retail Department Managers, Retail Store Assistant Managers, Operations Managers, and Floor Supervisors; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $48K per year, the other salaries come in at $42K, about $41K, and $34K, respectively. Zara hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Visual Merchandisers ($34K on average).
Certifications and Degrees
Zara compensates B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA)-holders the most at around $35K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Sales Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $49K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Zara is Merchandising; roughly one-half of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Customer Service, People Management, and Training.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. A large number of employees receive health insurance, and the larger part of employees get dental coverage.