Hardware Retailing

NOV 2017

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November 2017 | HARDWARE RETAILING 57 A hardware store that offers health insurance, on average, pays 34 percent of premiums for full-time employees. The median sales volume for hardware stores is $1.7 million . Position Full-Time Employees Part-Time Employees # Per Store Wages # Hours # Per Store Wages # Hours Owners/Officers (annual) 1.20 $64,321 50 0.08 $39,393 19 Managers (annual) 0.88 $45,495 45 0.01 $24,000 20 Assistant Managers (hourly) 0.71 $16.00 42 0.04 $13.38 16 Department Managers (hourly) 0.94 $15.00 40 0.12 $12.36 18 Salesfloor Personnel (hourly) 3.05 $12.00 39 2.72 $10.45 22 Inside Sales (hourly) 0.12 $16.00 41 0.29 $14.35 24 Outside Sales (annual) 0.07 $39,407 40 - - - Office (hourly) 0.50 $16.00 39 0.27 $15.93 17 Cashiers (hourly) 0.80 $11.00 38 1.81 $10.03 22 Advertising/Marketing (annual) 0.01 $40,000 40 0.01 $11.00 20 IT/Computer Specialists (hourly) 0.01 $21.10 38 0.01 $13.50 11 Stock (hourly) 0.16 $10.00 38 0.40 $10.24 21 Delivery/Receiving (hourly) 0.18 $14.60 40 0.07 $10.20 21 Warehouse (hourly) 0.12 $13.00 40 0.05 $10.46 25 Lumber Counter (hourly) 0.07 $11.80 36 0.01 $17.00 14 Yard (hourly) 0.08 $10.90 37 0.35 $10.57 23 Color Consultants (hourly) 0.01 $14.75 39 - - - Total 8.91 6.24 Average Number of Employees per Store in Each Position, Average Hours Worked per Week and Wage per Employee This chart shows the average number of people employed at the various positions in hardware stores responding to the study. The employee counts are listed per store and, in some cases, are fewer than one employee per store due to one employee being used across multiple locations or simple averaging across study participants. 2017 Employee Compensation Report

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