When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($51K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Miami, Fla. (approximately $49K), Providence, R.I. (around $47K), and New York, N.Y. ($43K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Boston, Mass. at $35K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Florida, where they average to about $49K per year.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $50K annually on average. The largest slice of the Zara workforce (68 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $40K per year.
The highest paychecks go to Retail Store Managers, who earn $46K annually on average, closely trailed by Retail Department Managers ($42K) and Visual Merchandisers (about $35K).
Certifications and Degrees
Those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) at Zara come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $48K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be People Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $51K annually. Merchandising also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; approximately half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Customer Service, Leadership, and Sales Management.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only a third of respondents. Zara sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of respondents use this option to save for their retirement. Zara provides health insurance to most survey participants, and a fair number of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Zara are a casual working environment.