$12
Avg. Hourly Rate
Popular Benefits
  • Casual Dress / Atmosphere
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Holidays / Vacation
  • Company Store Discount

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How should I pay?
Average Hourly Rate for Hot Topic, Inc. Employees
$12 per hour
 26 Reviews
Hot Topic, Inc. Median Hourly Rate by Job

MinMax

$17.29
$12$24

Sales Associate
19 profiles
$8.84
$7$12

$11.32
$8$16

United States (change)

Key Holder
7 profiles
$9.94
$7$15

Keyholder
7 profiles
$10.34
$8$15

$12.20
$9$17

Cashier
2 profiles
$8.99
$7$11

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 94
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Find out more about pay at Hot Topic, Inc.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Hot Topic, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn $14.38 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (46 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $9.97 per hour on average.

Locations

When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $20.70 per hour) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Bismarck, N.D. ($14.99), Johnson City, Tenn. (around $13.71), and La Vergne, Tenn. (about $12.48) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($11.50) in Dallas, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average Hot Topic, Inc. employee makes $17.90 per hour.

Jobs

Retail Store Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $17.30 per hour; Retail Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to about $14.00, while Assistant Store Managers and Retail Store Assistant Managers rank near the top as well ($11.00 and approximately $10.24, respectively). Near the bottom at Hot Topic, Inc. are Sales Associates, pulling in an average of just about $8.90.

Certifications and Degrees

Being an OSHA Forklift Operator Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $13.00 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Regarding pay and education, Hot Topic, Inc. pays those with an Associate of Arts (AA) the most — $25.67.

Skills

In this position, it pays to have Leadership in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $17.02 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; the larger part of employees surveyed report using it at work. Sales Management, Merchandising, and Retail round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, Hot Topic, Inc. has room for improvement — only a quarter of workers are paid for vacation and sick time. Roughly two-fifths of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Hot Topic, Inc. sponsors. A solid majority of employees report having health insurance, and a majority of survey participants report having dental coverage. Some other perks are a casual working environment, company store discount, flexible hours, and life insurance.

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45%
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55%
Female
43%
Male
57%
Female
28%
Male
72%
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Key Stats for Hot Topic, Inc.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $15
Hourly Rate
$8 - $17

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

About This Company

18305 EAST SAN JOSE AVENUE
Industry, California 91748

Clothing, Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores, Retail

Hot Topic

Hot Topic, Inc. pays its employees an average of $12.07 an hour. Hourly pay at Hot Topic, Inc. ranges from an average of $8.30 to $20.64 an hour. Hot Topic, Inc. employees with the job title Production Manager, Manufacturing make the most with an average hourly rate of $22.93, while employees with the title Sales Associate make the least with an average hourly rate of $8.84.

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