Pharmacy Technicians represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $16.96 per hour — though Meat Cutters, Cake Decorators, and Overnight Stockers also do fairly well at $16.26, around $12.94, and $12.22, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at H.E.B. are Customer Service Assistants — the median salary for this role approaches about $8.50.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $14.30 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (61 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $11.53 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $14.16 per hour) can be spotted in San Marcos, Texas; Austin, Texas ($13.98), Waco, Texas ($13.00), and Houston, Texas ($12.73) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is San Antonio, Texas at around $11.28.
Certifications and Degrees
Being an OSHA Forklift Operator Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $16.00 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) make the most here, hauling in $12.00 per hour.
Employees who count Inventory Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $16.07 per hour. A common skill in H.E.B.'s work force is Customer Service; the larger part of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Retail.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only 7 percent report compensation for sick days and vacation time. Just over two-fifths of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the larger part of survey participants, and a majority of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Employees can also look forward to company store discount, product discounts/affinity benefits, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.