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Costco Employee Salaries(1,040 salaries)

Costco employees earn $35,000 annually on average, or $17 per hour, which is 48% lower than the national salary average of $57,000 per year. According to our data, the highest paying job at Costco is a General Manager at $122,000 annually while the lowest paying job at Costco is a Photo Lab Technician at $20,000 annually. Browse Costco Salaries by Job Title →

$35K Costco Average Salary (1,040 salaries)
$39K Industry Average Salary (76,483 salaries)

Average Costco Employee Salary in the Past 5 Years

Year Salary
2009 $38000
2010 $42000
2011 $39000
2012 $40000
2013 $68000
4.5Posted 4 months ago in Orland, CA
"I feel Costco pays their employees with a living wage, and as such has a low turnover rate which ends up saving the company money in the long run."

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1,040 Salaries for Costco Salaries

$39K Supervisor Average Salary at Costco (29 salaries)

Equal to national average Supervisor salary ($39K)
+$4K (10%) more than average Costco salary ($35K)
$50K Supervisor in Orland, CA · 3 months ago
+$15K (35%) more than average Costco salary ($35K)
"I feel Costco pays their employees with a living wage, and as such has a low turnover rate which ends up saving the company money in the long run."
$44K Supervisor · 3 years ago
+$9K (22%) more than average Costco salary ($35K)
$50K Supervisor · 4 years ago
+$15K (35%) more than average Costco salary ($35K)
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$33K Service Clerk Average Salary at Costco (10 salaries)

+$15K (58%) more than national average Service Clerk salary ($18K)
-$2K (5%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
-$10K (33%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
"I don't feel overpaid. I feel I am paid very well for what I do."
$30K Service Clerk · 5 years ago
-$5K (15%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
$30K Service Clerk · 5 years ago
-$5K (15%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
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$32K Food Court Assistant Average Salary at Costco (3 salaries)

Equal to national average Food Court Assistant salary ($32K)
-$3K (8%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
+$4K (10%) more than average Costco salary ($35K)
"Hard to say. They chronically understaff us now, and as we all know Costco is ALWAYS busy, especially the food court. So really I am doing at least four people's jobs so I am probably a good deal. It is seriously ridiculous how understaffed we are now. And for NO REASON. Costco is one of the top companies! Compared to five years ago, they have cut our staff by more than half! Why Our sales have increased! Only reason I can think is corporate greed. No other reason comes to mind."
$35K Food Court Assistant · 4 years ago
Equal to average Costco salary ($35K)
$28K Food Court Assistant · 6 years ago
-$7K (22%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)

$48K Merchandise Lead Average Salary at Costco (1 salaries)

+$25K (70%) more than national average Merchandise Lead salary ($23K)
+$13K (31%) more than average Costco salary ($35K)
$48K Merchandise Lead in Pacoima, CA · 8 months ago
+$13K (31%) more than average Costco salary ($35K)
"Underpaid because the amount of work that I do goes beyond and above the call of duty."

$31K Maintenance Worker Average Salary at Costco (1 salaries)

+$1K (3%) more than national average Maintenance Worker salary ($30K)
-$4K (12%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
-$4K (12%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
"I suppose that for the work that I do, the pay is average. I would certainly be less inclined to change my line of work if the compensation were higher."

$30K Cashier Average Salary at Costco (80 salaries)

+$12K (50%) more than national average Cashier salary ($18K)
-$5K (15%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
$30K Cashier · 3 years ago
-$5K (15%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
$22K Cashier · 3 years ago
-$13K (45%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
$24K Cashier · 4 years ago
-$11K (37%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
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$24K Front End Assistant Average Salary at Costco (46 salaries)

Equal to national average Front End Assistant salary ($24K)
-$11K (37%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
$30K Front End Assistant · 2 years ago
-$5K (15%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
$51K Front End Assistant · 2 years ago
+$16K (37%) more than average Costco salary ($35K)
$32K Front End Assistant · 2 years ago
-$3K (8%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
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$23K Assistant Cashier Average Salary at Costco (41 salaries)

Equal to national average Assistant Cashier salary ($23K)
-$12K (41%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
$30K Assistant Cashier · 3 years ago
-$5K (15%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
$50K Assistant Cashier · 3 years ago
+$15K (35%) more than average Costco salary ($35K)
$24K Assistant Cashier · This month
-$11K (37%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
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$29K Merchandiser Average Salary at Costco (36 salaries)

+$1K (3%) more than national average Merchandiser salary ($28K)
-$6K (18%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
$32K Merchandiser · 2 years ago
-$3K (8%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
$24K Merchandiser · This month
-$11K (37%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
$24K Merchandiser · This month
-$11K (37%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
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$28K Customer Service Representative Average Salary at Costco (35 salaries)

Equal to national average Customer Service Representative salary ($28K)
-$7K (22%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
-$7K (22%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
-$13K (45%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
-$5K (15%) less than average Costco salary ($35K)
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