When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($40.22 per hour) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; Bellevue, Wash. ($40.00), Kent, Wash. (approximately $25.00), and Richmond, Va. (about $17.36) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $14.25) is Bedford, Pa. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Washington, where they average to $25.92 per hour.
The highest average salaries go to Senior Administrative Assistants, who bring in close to $27.55 per hour, though Retail Sales Managers are not far behind at approximately $18.45 along with Warehouse Leads ($17.30) and Warehouse Associates (about $15.68). With salaries averaging around $10.67, Sales Specialists are among the lowest paid at Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI).
Years of Experience
Average pay is $21.88 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) employees (55 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $13.28 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Information Technology Management at Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) — these employees make the most at $52.38 per hour.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $19.88 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; just over two-fifths of those surveyed report it as a core competency. People Management, Retail, and Team Leadership round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in five survey participants receive paid vacation and sick leave. Nearly one-half of workers participate in a 401(k) program. A strong majority of survey participants can count on health insurance, and a fair number of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Some other advantages of working at Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) are a casual working environment and 401(a).