When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $15.60 per hour) can be spotted in Eau Claire, Wisc.; Chicago, Ill. ($15.04), Cottage Grove, Minn. ($13.76), and Omaha, Neb. (about $11.84) are the next top-paying cities. Fort Wayne, Ind. is near the bottom for pay at $9.70. Across Menard's Incorporated's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Ohio earn the most, taking home approximately $13.81 per hour.
Human Resources Coordinators earn the highest median pay at $12.95 per hour, followed by Assistant Department Managers (approximately $12.95), Forklift Operators (around $11.46), and Head Cashiers ($10.69). Stockers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $8.33.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $12.16 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (52 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $11.84 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications earn $13.51 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. At Menard's Incorporated, employees who hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) receive the highest pay at about $16.74.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be People Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $13.49 per hour. Customer Service is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; one-half of Menard's Incorporated's people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Retail as well.
Benefits and Perks
Close to two-fifths of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. About two in five workers receive health insurance, and just over two-fifths of workers get dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, profit sharing program, and christmas bonus.