Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $13.23 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (67 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $10.93 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $14.76 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Pittsburgh, Pa.; San Diego, Calif. ($13.68), Fort Worth, Texas ($12.00), and Albuquerque, N.M. (around $11.56) are the next top-paying cities. Orlando, Fla. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $8.21. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $13.76 per hour.
The highest paychecks go to Retail Sales Managers, who earn an average approximately $13.89 per hour, closely trailed by Retail Store Managers ($12.48), Operations Managers (about $12.32), and Retail Managers (around $11.75). Sales Associates are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $8.65.
Certifications and Degrees
Business Certificate Holders receive bigger paychecks (about $13.87 per hour) than those without credentials. General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) provides the highest financial reward to those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) — these employees rake in approximately $17.16 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Operations Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $12.62 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; a fair number deem it necessary for work. Three more common skills are Retail, Sales Management, and Sales.
Benefits and Perks
More than a third of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a majority of respondents, and roughly one-half of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) also dishes out privileges such as company store discount, paid holiday and sick leave, and flexible hours.