As of 2014, sales associates at Macy's typically earn between $7 and $16 per hour with the average falling just below $9 per hour. Factors such as geographic location and experience affect the compensation offered to a specific employee.
Temporary employees hired to work during the busy holiday season may not be paid as much as year-round hourly employees. Hourly pay for these workers tends to range between $7 at the low end to $10 at the high end.
A variety of other positions at Macy's offer higher pay. Employees who manage cosmetics counters can earn more than regular sales associates, sometimes as much as $20 per hour. Salaried managers can earn anywhere from $35,000 to $90,000 per year, with the average manager earning just over $50,000 annually.