When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $53K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. ($51K), New York, N.Y. ($50K), and Providence, R.I. (around $47K) are the next top-paying cities. At $35K, Boston, Mass. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New Jersey, where they average to about $59K annually.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $50K per year. Overall, the greater share of Zara folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $40K annually.
Retail Department Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $48K per year — though Retail Store Assistant Managers, Operations Managers, and Visual Merchandisers also do fairly well at approximately $42K, $41K, and $34K, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Zara provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) — these employees rake in $48K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Sales Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $50K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Merchandising; half consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Customer Service, People Management, and Training.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 43 percent. A solid majority of employees take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Zara sponsors. Most employees report having health insurance, and a solid majority of respondents report having dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment.