May 29, 2014
"Is that communism?"
That's the rhetorical question asked by TheStreet in reference to (get this!) Costco.
The Glassdoor survey of Costco wages show a pretty flat salary curve, with pay ranging from $10-$23 an hour for cashiers and just $22-24 an hour for supervisors. No position averages much more than $22 an hour, but none averages less than $11 an hour either. Even the guy who checks your receipt and the woman who sells the cheap hot dogs take home a decent wage.
Yes, every time I see that case full of big roasted chickens at only $5 each I say to myself, "This must be communism!"
The article says cashiers at Sam's Club are paid as little as $8/hour while supervisors get an average of $25/hour.
Here are a few of the Costco wage ranges listed in the Glassdoor survey:
- Cashier: $10 to $22
- Supervisor: $20 to $24
- Food Court: $10 to $15
- Pharmacy Tech: $12 to $22
- Pharmacist: $58 to $62 (this is the highest pay at Costco)
- Cashier Assistant: $11 to $13
- Cart Pusher: $11 to $12
- Hearing Aid Dispenser: $23 to %$30
- Licensed Optician: $23 to $28
- Meat Cutter: $22 to $24
- Meat Wrapper: $10 to $14
This is what a communist chicken looks like. It takes one Supreme Leader and two high-ranking military officers to kill a communist chicken.