Here are 15 of the highest-paid entry-level retail jobs in the US at brands like Buc-ee's, Costco, and Patagonia

 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 at 15 of the highest-paying retail jobs in the US:


15. Sephora: $16.51

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14. Lululemon: $16.54

Miami, Florida, Coral Gables Shops at Merrick Park, entrance to Lululemon, athletic clothing store.
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13. Buc-ee's: $16.66

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12. Uniqlo: $16.73

Uniqlo in Battersea Power Station
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11. Living Spaces: $16.87

Celebrity designers pose for a promotional image for furniture retailer Living Spaces.
Living Spaces

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10. Trader Joe's: $16.91

Trader Joe's.
Trader Joe's. 
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9. New Seasons Market: $17.17

The front entrance of a New Seasons Market grocery store in Oregon.
New Seasons Market

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8. Neiman Marcus: $17.18

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Neiman Marcus

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7. REI: $17.23

An REI storefront.
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6. Raymour & Flanigan: $17.48

The front of a Raymour & Flanigan furniture store in North Brunswick, New Jersey
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5. IKEA: $17.49

Ikea customers push carts teeming with Ikea products.
Ikea customers push carts teeming with Ikea products. 
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4. Saks Fifth Avenue: $17.65

Saks Fifth Avenue

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3. Costco: $18.02

Aerial view of shoppers at crowded Costco store in 2004
A Costco warehouse in 2004. 
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2. Aritzia: $19.04

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1. Patagonia: $20.04

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard; a Patagonia store
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