While most retail workers make the minimum wage or just above it, a select number earn increasingly high salaries.
We teamed up with Glassdoor to take a look at the highest-paid retail jobs in the US; Glassdoor’s findings include several jewelry stores, along with high-end department stores such as Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Combined with additional data from The Penny Hoarder and Investopedia, some of these specific retail positions make significantly more than similar hourly jobs in other industries, such as those working in fast-food.
Compared to Glassdoor figures from four years ago, many retailers have remained high-ranking, though this year’s findings include several new companies. Additionally, Business Insider’s Kate Taylor and Mary Hanbury previously reported major retailers such as Costco, Amazon, and Target are continually raising wages in the ongoing “ war for talent.”
For Glassdoor averages, the amounts represent averages of hourly salaries submitted on Glassdoor from January 1, 2017 to June 19, 2019 for sales associate jobs in the retail industry. Only employers with at least 10 sales associate salaries submitted during that period were included. Investopedia’s findings include the most up-to-date pay rates as of 2018.
Keep reading for a look 16 of the highest-paying retail jobs in the US: