Office Managers earn the highest median pay at $15.80 per hour, followed by General Sales Managers (about $14.95), Financial Center Managers ($14.29), and Assistant Store Managers (approximately $12.97). On the lower end are Customer Service Representatives at around $10.16 on average.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $13.74 per hour. The largest fraction of Advance America people (48 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $12.31 per hour on average.
Residents of Columbia, S.C. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $15.41 per hour; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Spartanburg, S.C. ($15.19) and Perrysburg, Ohio (approximately $14.50). Across Advance America's U.S. offices, employees in the state of South Carolina earn the most, taking home $14.88 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than CompTIA A+ Certifications, who make around $14.92 per hour. It pays to have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at Advance America — these employees make the most at $18.60 per hour.
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 $14.31 per hour. A garden variety skill at Advance America is Customer Service; a fair number of Advance America's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Customer Relations, Customer Relationship Management, and Sales.
The number of female employees who completed the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Advance America sponsors a 401(k) program, and the larger part of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. When it comes to paid time off, the company is more lenient about vacation than it is about illness; a majority of employees get vacation time, whereas 43 percent get paid sick leave. Health insurance is part of the package for a fair number of workers, and for a majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and supplemental maternity leave.