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The 5 Best and 4 Worst Jobs at Walmart

The 5 Best and 4 Worst Jobs at Walmart
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Dora Wang

Dora is an employee engagement reporter for TINYpulse. When she's not busy digging into and covering the latest workplace trends, she's wrangling with her three (yes, three) cats and rooting for the Seahawks.

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As a nation, we tend to pay a lot of attention to Walmart as one of the country’s most ubiquitous employers. Now Terence Loose, writing for Philly.com, has put together a list of the five best and four worst jobs you can have at the massive retailer.

Note: Walmart has just announced they’ll be increasing their minimum wage to $10 an hour, and giving all of their U.S. employees at least a 2% pay raise. The figures below reflect salaries before these increases go into effect.

The Five Best Jobs at Walmart

  1. Store Manager: Who knew you could make $150,000-$250,000 working at Walmart? It reportedly comes with a “great benefits package” and the chance to work with a diverse array of people. On the other hand, it’s hard: You’re responsible for supervising everyone, meeting financial goals, inventory, payroll, and managing merchandise shipments.
  2. Assistant Manager: The average pay is $48,311 if you count benefits. The job entails meeting store sales and financial goals, guideline compliance, associate supervision, and customer service supervision.
  3. Shift Manager: You might have to work weird hours, but you can make a bundle, $78,000 if you count the $18,000 cash bonus and the $3,200 stock bonus, among other things. It’s great for getting training and moving up, though it comes with long hours and is tough on one’s work-life balance.
  4. Pharmacy Manager: If you’ve got a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy or PharmD and have a pharmacy license, you can expect to make an average of $160,000 a year for being in charge of a Walmart pharmacy.
  5. Order Filler: Working out of a distribution center moving product onto Walmart trucks will get you an average $43,120 yearly. You’ll also be 21% happier than other Walmart employees, according to CareerBliss (requires sign-in).

The Four Worst Jobs at Walmart

  1. Cashier: At an average $9 an hour, the physically demanding job of checking people out is no party, with high stress levels, difficult shifts, and fewer hours in slow seasons.
  2. Inventory Control Specialist: Hours tend to be long and late for the people who are responsible for inventory coming in and going out of a store, and you’d make an average of $10 an hour.
  3. Sales Associate: Sales associates are Walmart’s floor staff who earn an average of $9 an hour, doing an assortment of in-store tasks, including fielding customers’ questions.
  4. Customer Service Manager: The worst managerial position, making a mere $22,470 a year, these folks get change for cashiers, prep and audit cash registers, and handle customer complaints and concerns. They also train employees.

Dora Wang

Dora is an employee engagement reporter for TINYpulse. When she's not busy digging into and covering the latest workplace trends, she's wrangling with her three (yes, three) cats and rooting for the Seahawks.

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