When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($24.90 per hour) can be spotted in Bellevue, Wash.; Jacksonville, Fla. ($13.61), Austin, Texas (about $12.95), and Indianapolis, Ind. ($11.34) are the next top-paying cities. Frisco, Texas ranks low on the pay scale — at around $9.38, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of approximately $17.80 per hour) in Washington.
The highest paychecks go to Retail Store Managers, who earn an average $22.00 per hour, closely trailed by Retail Store Assistant Managers ($14.56), Assistant Store Managers (around $14.36), and Retail Sales Team Leaders (about $10.63). Financial compensation for Sales Support Associates is rather low — on average only $8.84 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $13.96 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (58 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $10.00 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
White House / Black Market provides the highest financial reward to those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) — these employees rake in around $22.75 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Merchandising in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $13.23 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; a majority deem it necessary for work. Three more common skills are Retail, Sales Management, and Customer Relations.
At White House / Black Market, there are significantly more females who responded to the questionnaire than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; White House / Black Market gives paid vacation days to one in five employees and sick leave to one in seven employees. Just under a third of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. At White House / Black Market, slightly more than half of workers have health insurance, and a little more than half of workers have dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at White House / Black Market are clothing allowance / discounts and a stock purchase plan.