Retail Store Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $16.89 per hour; Retail Assistant Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to around $14.45, while Assistant Store Managers and Retail Store Assistant Managers rank near the top as well (about $12.80 and approximately $10.81, respectively). Sales Associates make an average $7.68, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($16.00 per hour) can be spotted in St. Cloud, Minn.; Pittsburgh, Pa. ($14.82), Buford, Ga. ($14.50), and Douglasville, Ga. (approximately $10.00) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Rue 21 Company employees make the most in Minnesota, earning around $16.00 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $12.80 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (62 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $11.00 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $10.00 per hour for Business Certificate Holders; non-accredited workers make much less. Rue 21 Company provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) — these employees rake in about $10.00 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Sales; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $12.44 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, a large number of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Retail, Cash Handling, and Team Leadership.
The number of female employees who completed the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Health insurance comes as part of the deal for more than two-fifths of workers, and just over two-fifths of workers report receiving dental coverage as well.