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Costco employees reveal how much they really make

Cart collectors say they earn averages of close to $12 per hour.

Cart collectors say they earn averages of close to $12 per hour.

PayScale reported salaries averaged close to $12 an hour for cart collectors; Costco's new minimum wage mandates that these employees now earn at least $15 an hour.

Glassdoor average base pay: N/A

PayScale average hourly rate: $11.94

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Gas station attendants say they are paid an average of $13 an hour.

Gas station attendants say they are paid an average of $13 an hour.

Previous reporting from Business Insider's Mary Hanbury shows that Costco members gain access to cheaper gas. Attendants help run these gas stations at Costco locations.

Glassdoor average base pay: N/A

PayScale average hourly rate: $13.54

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Stockers reported average hourly wages of $13 to $14.

Stockers reported average hourly wages of $13 to $14.

Stockers are responsible for arranging wholesale items on Costco's many shelves. Positions include both day and night shifts to keep stores stocked at all times.

Glassdoor average base pay: $14

PayScale average hourly rate: $13.41

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Most cashiers say they earn around $14 an hour.

Most cashiers say they earn around $14 an hour.

Cashiers, also known as clerks, are usually paid Costco's starting rate. Recently increased in March, the hourly minimum is now $15.

Glassdoor average base pay: $14

PayScale average hourly rate: $12.54

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Front end assistants say they earn around $14 an hour.

Front end assistants say they earn around $14 an hour.

Front end assistants help check Costco membership cards and receipts upon customer entrance and exit.

Glassdoor average base pay: $14

PayScale average hourly rate: N/A

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Meat wrappers at Costco say they earn around $14 an hour.

Meat wrappers at Costco say they earn around $14 an hour.

Payscale data shows that deli clerks also earn around $14 an hour. Additionally, Glassdoor data shows that meat cutters are paid an average annual salary of $37,562. Previous reporting from Business Insider's Courtney Leiva shows that several professional chefs opt to use Costco meat.

Glassdoor average base pay: $14

PayScale average hourly rate: $14.31

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Bakers say they earn around $13 and $14 an hour.

Bakers say they earn around $13 and $14 an hour.

Bakers are responsible for providing fresh products every day. Glassdoor data also featured reported annual salaries of over $37,000 for this position.

Glassdoor average base pay: $14

PayScale average hourly rate: $13.53

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Cake decorators at Costco's bakeries say they earn between $13 and $15 per hour.

Cake decorators at Costco's bakeries say they earn between $13 and $15 per hour.

Cake decorators are responsible for personalizing orders for members.

Glassdoor average base pay: $15

PayScale average hourly rate: $13.13

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Travel agents say they earn around the Costco minimum wage of $15.

Travel agents say they earn around the Costco minimum wage of $15.

Travel agents help Costco members book vacation packages, including cruise trip and theme parks options.

Glassdoor average base pay: $13 to $15

PayScale average hourly rate: $15.89

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Photo lab technicians reported hourly wages of around $14 to $16.

Photo lab technicians reported hourly wages of around $14 to $16.

The majority of posted averages for photo lab technicians were around Costco's minimum wage — though some individual employees did list a higher hourly salary.

Glassdoor average base pay: $14

PayScale average hourly rate: $16.01

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Tire technicians reported hourly wages of around $14 to $17.

Tire technicians reported hourly wages of around $14 to $17.

Tire technicians help install new tires on Costco members' cars, one of the perks of the superstore's lifetime maintenance service.

Glassdoor average base pay: $14 to $16

PayScale average hourly rate: $16.90

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Pharmacy employees' salaries range depending on position, but most technicians reported hourly wages between $15 and $23 an hour.

Pharmacy employees' salaries range depending on position, but most technicians reported hourly wages between $15 and $23 an hour.

Glassdoor data also showed that pharmacy managers earn an average annual salary of $125,861 a year. Additionally, PayScale reported an average of $15.20 for pharmacy interns.

Glassdoor average base pay: $15 to $23

PayScale average hourly rate: $14.83 to $16.14

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Wine stewards and stewardesses say they earn around $16 an hour.

Wine stewards and stewardesses say they earn around $16 an hour.

Wine stewards and stewardesses assist shoppers in Costco's liquor department.

Glassdoor average base pay: N/A

PayScale average hourly rate: $16.01

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Forklift drivers in Costco warehouses say they earn average salaries of up to $20 an hour.

Forklift drivers in Costco warehouses say they earn average salaries of up to $20 an hour.

According to Glassdoor reports, other warehouse workers at Costco make starting salaries of around $14 or $15 an hour.

Glassdoor average base pay: $15 to $20

PayScale average hourly rate: $15.28 to $16.80

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Payroll clerks say they earn around $23 to $24 per hour on average.

Payroll clerks say they earn around $23 to $24 per hour on average.

Overseeing other employees' salaries, a payroll clerk (or specialist) earns more than Costco's minimum wage. While several payroll employees reported hourly wages (listed below), 24 workers reported annual salaries of around $42,000 to Glassdoor as well.

Glassdoor average base pay: $24

PayScale average hourly rate: $23.07

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Truck drivers reported hourly wages of $18 to $27 an hour.

Truck drivers reported hourly wages of $18 to $27 an hour.

Glassdoor data for truck drivers also listed annual salaries averaging over $66,000.

Glassdoor average base pay: $26 to $27

PayScale average hourly rate: $18.36

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Audiologists reported hourly rates averaging $24 an hour.

Audiologists reported hourly rates averaging $24 an hour.

Audiologists help fit Costco members for hearing devices at the Hearing Aid Center.

Glassdoor average base pay: $70,378 per year

PayScale average hourly rate: $24.23

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Supervisors earn around $20 to $26 an hour, a bit higher than entry-level employees.

Supervisors earn around $20 to $26 an hour, a bit higher than entry-level employees.

Supervisors oversee many of the other Costco positions listed, including cashiers and stockers. Additionally, Glassdoor data shows that area managers earn an annual salary of around $70,000 while merchandising managers earn over $73,000.

Glassdoor average base pay: $26

PayScale average hourly rate: $20.80

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