Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $13.54 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Hot Topic, Inc. employees (52 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $9.95 per hour on average.
By state, Ohio offers the highest pay at $16.32 per hour.
Retail Store Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $17.67 per hour; Assistant Store Managers, Retail Store Assistant Managers, and Key Holders also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $11.53, about $9.94, and $9.25, respectively. With salaries averaging $8.50, Sales Associates are among the lowest paid at Hot Topic, Inc.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, who make about $13.00 per hour. At Hot Topic, Inc., employees who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) receive the highest pay at $16.25.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Leadership; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $17.11 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Hot Topic, Inc. is Customer Service, with a majority considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Retail, Sales Management, and Merchandising.
Benefits and Perks
Only 19 percent at Hot Topic, Inc. enjoy paid vacation time, and just an eighth of survey participants can take sick leave. Nearly one-fourth of workers save for retirement through Hot Topic, Inc.'s 401(k) plan. At Hot Topic, Inc., a majority of workers have health insurance, and the larger part of respondents have dental coverage. Some other perks are a casual working environment, company store discount, life insurance, and employee assistance programmes (eaps).