Sales associates at REI make an average of $17.23 per hour, according to Glassdoor.
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Retail wages are on the rise as employers struggle to find enough workers to staff their stores.
Entry-level workers can now find jobs that pay more than $16 an hour at a variety of brands, including Buc-ee’s, Costco, and Patagonia.
Insider asked Glassdoor to round up 15 of the highest-paying retail jobs at US companies.
Retailers are having a hard time finding enough workers to staff their stores, and that is pushing hourly wages up.
While the federal minimum wage is still at $7.25 — where it has been since 2009 — it’s increasingly common to find companies paying double the minimum, or more, per hour.
To find out which companies have the best paying retail jobs, Insider asked the jobs experts at Glassdoor to share their data from the past year for entry-level full- and part-time sales floor jobs.
Glassdoor’s averages are calculated using hourly-wage information submitted by users of the platform between January 1, 2022 and March 3, 2023 for sales associate and related roles, like cashiers and retail representatives.
Only companies with at least 1,000 employees were included in the analysis, and all the entries on this list had a minimum of 30 worker-submitted salaries. Notably, all the employers on this list pay above the $16.48 hourly wage needed to earn more than the US poverty line of $30,000 for a family of four on a full-time schedule of 35 hours per week.
Keep reading for a look 15 of the highest-paying retail jobs in the US:
15. Sephora: $16.51
14. Lululemon: $16.54
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13. Buc-ee’s: $16.66
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12. Uniqlo: $16.73
11. Living Spaces: $16.87
10. Trader Joe’s: $16.91Trader Joe’s.
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9. New Seasons Market: $17.17
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8. Neiman Marcus: $17.18
7. REI: $17.23
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6. Raymour & Flanigan: $17.48
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5. IKEA: $17.49Ikea customers push carts teeming with Ikea …read more
Source:: Business Insider