The 10 Highest-Paying Jobs You Can Get at Costco

Explore the lucrative roles that make Costco employees smile all the way to the bank.

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Updated May 28, 2024
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It's no secret that Costco is an excellent place to save money. But have you ever considered working for the retailer?

Costco has a good reputation among workers. And some roles at Costco pay well, making it a great place to work if you want to stop living paycheck to paycheck.

Check out some of these high-paying jobs at Costco. We have tried to include a mix of different types of positions so you can find the one that is right for you.

Editor's note: All pay rates come from jobs posted on Indeed.

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Staff pharmacist

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A staff pharmacist fills those prescriptions and makes an average hourly wage of $68.85 at Costco, which is around $142,000 for full-time work.

Database administrator

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A database administrator at Costco is in charge of coordinating any physical changes to computer databases. This person also might be responsible for coding, testing, and troubleshooting.

A database administrator can earn around $150,000 annually working at Costco.


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Some high-paid jobs at Costco don't require a college degree. Unloaders work in warehouses and distribution centers, unloading bulky items and moving heavy products.

In this role, you can earn an average hourly wage of $38.53 at Costco, which is just over $80,000 for full-time work.

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Server administrator

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A server administrator both configures and maintains servers. A worker in this role might create new user accounts and help people recover lost passwords.

Server administrators also play an important role in making sure data remains secure. Expect to earn an average of $117,000 as a server administrator at Costco.

Licensed optician

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A licensed optician helps with the fitting and dispensing of eyeglasses and contact lenses. They also answer patients' questions and help them find the vision correction that's best for them.

Costco recently advertised a licensed optician position for $34 an hour in Bradenton, Florida. That is equivalent to almost $71,000 a year.

Sales manager

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A sales manager is responsible for building a strong sales team. Someone in this role might hire staff and train them. The manager also sets goals and makes sure they are achieved.

A sales manager at Costco can expect to earn $81,259.

Senior accountant

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A senior accountant is responsible for preparing financial statements on a regular basis, including monthly, quarterly, and annually. Senior accountants also perform financial analysis and prepare tax returns.

A senior accountant at Costco earns a median of $6,964 a month, which is just over $83,500 a year.

Food court manager

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Many Costco members enjoy stopping by the food court and find it to be the highlight of any visit to Costco. You can work as a food court manager to ensure customers get delicious Costco classics.

These managers can expect to earn around $30.99 per hour or about $65,000 annually.

Deli manager

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The deli manager might be responsible for maintaining inventory of different meat cuts or ensuring your local Costco is fully stocked with rotisserie chickens.

Check out a Costco deli manager position, which can earn you about $43.50 hourly, just over $90,000 annually for full-time work.

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Business architect

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A business architect crafts strategies that help make organizations more flexible and productive. This role is sometimes described as the link between a company's strategy and how it carries out that strategy.

A business architect at Costco can expect to earn a median salary of $95,562.

Benefits at Costco

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One of the great things about Costco is not just the hourly pay but also the excellent Costco employee benefits.

Employees may qualify for paid holidays, 401(k) matching funds, health care benefits, and more. Check with your local Costco when you apply for a position to see which benefits you can enjoy.

These benefits are an important way to boost your bank account and put yourself on firmer financial ground.

Bottom line

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As a Costco customer, you know that shopping at the retailer can help you keep more money in your wallet. But working for the retailer is another excellent way to help your bottom line.

So, consider applying for one of the jobs on this list the next time Costco has an opening.

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