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Costco employees earn $34,000 annually on average, or $16 per hour, which is 64% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. According to our data, the highest paying job at Costco is a General Manager at $110,000 annually while the lowest paying job at Costco is a Cashier at $19,000 annually.

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"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."
Posted 6 years ago in Orland, CA
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$19K Cashier Average Salary at Costco (128 salaries)

+$1K (5%) more than national average Cashier salary ($18K)
-$15K (56%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
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-$5K (15%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
"The pay at Costco is ok for a cashier. It’s not the best but it’s enough to get me through the month."
-$7K (22%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
"Quite competitive, with room for growth, the pay scale starts at $11.50 - $22.00/hr. Then as a manager you move up to the $60,000 - $100,000, etc."
-$9K (30%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
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$27K Merchandiser Average Salary at Costco (38 salaries)

-$1K (3%) less than national average Merchandiser salary ($28K)
-$7K (22%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
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+$18K (41%) more than average Costco salary ($34K)
"Costco pays the highest hourly rate once you have topped out. You also receive overtime pay on Sundays. A topped out clerk or forklift driver can make around 57,000 per year. Supervisors can make even more at about 60,000 or more."
-$5K (15%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
"The pay is decent-but there is a catch-I am in NO way talking down the company as a whole-different warehouses are run differently-and this one could have been run differently in a positive manner-yet I was an associate assistant so there wasn’t anything for me to say that wouldn’t have maybe made changes-but I made great friends and was a hard worker-it is hard to move up but I was happy on my position just wish I had been paid more for the 16yrs of hard labor"
-$2K (6%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
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$39K Supervisor Average Salary at Costco (31 salaries)

-$1K (2%) less than national average Supervisor salary ($40K)
+$5K (13%) more than average Costco salary ($34K)
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+$26K (55%) more than average Costco salary ($34K)
"The compensation Costco offers is amazing when taking many other companies into consideration."
+$16K (38%) more than average Costco salary ($34K)
"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."
+$6K (16%) more than average Costco salary ($34K)
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$24K Front End Assistant Average Salary at Costco (47 salaries)

Equal to national average Front End Assistant salary ($24K)
-$10K (34%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
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-$2K (6%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
"The pay at Costco starts at $29,000 a year. The pay increase is based on hours worked. After a couple months in the company cross-training for various department and being forklift certified, I am now paid $35,000 a year."
-$4K (12%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
-$4K (12%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
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$22K Service Clerk Average Salary at Costco (18 salaries)

Equal to national average Service Clerk salary ($22K)
-$12K (42%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
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-$9K (30%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
"I don't feel overpaid. I feel I am paid very well for what I do."
+$6K (16%) more than average Costco salary ($34K)
-$12K (42%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
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$50K Front End Developer Average Salary at Costco (11 salaries)

-$11K (19%) less than national average Front End Developer salary ($61K)
+$16K (38%) more than average Costco salary ($34K)
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+$31K (62%) more than average Costco salary ($34K)
"Very well"
-$4K (12%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
+$1K (2%) more than average Costco salary ($34K)
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$55K Marketing Manager Average Salary at Costco (9 salaries)

-$16K (25%) less than national average Marketing Manager salary ($71K)
+$21K (47%) more than average Costco salary ($34K)
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+$8K (21%) more than average Costco salary ($34K)
"This is a great start for marketing and growing in a company but for living in the Bay Area its hard"
+$26K (55%) more than average Costco salary ($34K)
+$26K (55%) more than average Costco salary ($34K)
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$32K Outside Marketer Average Salary at Costco (7 salaries)

Equal to national average Outside Marketer salary ($32K)
-$2K (6%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
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-$1K (2%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
"The hourly pay along with the benefits continue to increase the longer that you work there. If you stay with Costco, you can definitely make it into a career."
-$4K (12%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
-$4K (12%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
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$33K Optician Average Salary at Costco (6 salaries)

+$3K (9%) more than national average Optician salary ($30K)
-$1K (2%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
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+$11K (27%) more than average Costco salary ($34K)
"Pay is much better, than the competitors, you start at $15 and can make as much as $24 an hour."
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-$4K (12%) less than average Costco salary ($34K)
$41K Optician ·
+$7K (18%) more than average Costco salary ($34K)
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$65K Programmer Analyst Average Salary at Costco (4 salaries)

Equal to national average Programmer Analyst salary ($65K)
+$31K (62%) more than average Costco salary ($34K)
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+$37K (70%) more than average Costco salary ($34K)
+$47K (81%) more than average Costco salary ($34K)
+$47K (81%) more than average Costco salary ($34K)
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