Round Up: 19 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right Now

Nov 25, 2022 at 7:07
by Ed Spratt  



We thought we'd round up some of the more awesome-looking job opportunities in the bike industry that we've seen lately. The ones where you're most likely to be able to jump out for a ride at lunch or get to geek over bike-related things all day.

Don't see anything that you're interested in? Many of these companies have multiple jobs posted on their websites, so we'd recommend doing a deep dive into the career section on each company's website. Still nothing? Lots of companies will have a jobs@ email address for you to send your resume to and they'll reach out if something comes up that is suited to your skillset. Happy hunting!





Revel Bikes
Director of Product Development & Sourcing

Revel is looking for a Director of Product Development and Sourcing who "will be a part of the Revel leadership team, and responsible for managing the day-to-day product development operations. He / She will work alongside the CEO and leadership team to identify, articulate, and implement product development and sourcing improvements necessary for the business to scale."

Salary: $50k to $500k

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BikePGH
Events Manager

BikePGH is after "an experienced and highly organized Events Manager to help put on some of the city’s largest special events, such as OpenStreetsPGH and PedalPGH."

Salary: $48-55k

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Trek
Production Technician - Trek Store Heber City

Trek currently has a vacancy for a Production Technician who will need to be "repairing bikes quickly and consistently, while keeping accuracy and quality a top priority. The team and our customers will be trusting you with the most complex repairs."

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Pearl iZUMi
Associate Store Manager - Park City, UT

Pearl iZUMi needs a Associate Store Manager who "supports the day-to-day operations, staffing, and merchandising of the assigned store. Ensures high standards of the company are maintained throughout the store and with all team members."

Salary: $50-60k

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photo by Matt Jones




Forbidden Bike Company
Customer Experience Lead

Forbidden Bike Company is looking for a Customer Experience Lead who will report "to the Operations Manager, the ideal candidate will play a key role in ensuring Forbidden customers have a positive sales and support experience."

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Wounded Warrior Project
Soldier Ride Specialist

The Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride Specialist will conduct "planning and facilitation of WWP Soldier Rides. These all-ability events include single and multi-day rides of varying modalities with adaptive and standard equipment."

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Signa Sports United
Event Mechanic - Vitus

Signa Sports United is looking for an experienced Event Mechanic that "can hit the ground running building and maintaining our Vitus marketing bike fleet. This role requires travel to events such as festivals, demo stops, races and dealers throughout North America to maintain and repair our demo fleet to keep the bikes in great condition for an outstanding rider experience."

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Vitus Escarpe 2021 review




Signa Sports United
Event Mechanic - Nukeproof

Signa Sports United is also offering another experienced Event Mechanic that "can hit the ground running building and maintaining our Nukeproof marketing bike fleet. This role requires travel to events such as festivals, demo stops, races and dealers throughout North America to maintain and repair our demo fleet to keep the bikes in great condition for an outstanding rider experience."

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Nukeproof Giga




The Pros Closet
Community Manager

The Pro’s Closet is seeking "a motivated Community Manager to join our growing Marketing team. In this role you will be responsible for leading all TPC community initiatives in our many definitions of community both online and offline, including; all cycling discipline (road, gravel, mtn, gravity, ebike, TT) in national and local markets where we have a retail presence and/or one of the cycling disciplines is strong."

Salary: $60-75k

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Pivot Cycles
Senior Software Developer

Pivot Cycles needs "a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and creative back-end developer to join a software development team. The Senior Software Developer will work closely with the product owners, and developers to design and develop technological solutions."

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Pivot Cycles
Accounts Payable Admin

Pivot Cycles is also on the hunt for "a friendly, motivated mountain bike rider/enthusiast to join the accounting team at Pivot Cycles. The Accounts Payable Admin must have demonstrated accounting experience and strong knowledge of operational accounting in a manufacturing environment. Responsibilities will include all aspects of accounts payable in a global organization."

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Yeti Cycles
Warranty Associate

Yeti has a vacancy for a Warranty Associate who will "maintain industry leading warranty fulfillment and customer service. The Warranty Associate is responsible for the execution of Yeti warranty procedures and interactions. This includes processing claims, order fulfillment, maintaining swift response times to emails and phone calls as well as monthly status reporting for engineering and production."

Salary: $18-20.5 (hourly)

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Yeti 160E 2022




Lyon Equipment Limited
Marketing Assistant

Lyon Equipment Limited needs a Marketing Assistant to work "alongside and in support of our existing marketing team, this role will take on responsibility for the following key areas:

- Marketing Administrative support including assisting with reporting and order/spend processing
- Graphic and creative work to help us deliver our brand marketing plans and support our social media content
- Assisting with trade marketing events including tradeshows, showroom design, displays and sample organisation"

Salary: £20,000 to £23,000 dependant on experience

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Dyfi Bike Park
Operations Manager

Dyfi Bike Park is looking for an Operations Manager, "reporting to Dan Atherton and the Dyfi Bike Park Board the Operations Manager will be Dan’s right hand man/woman and be vital in helping to deliver our vision for the facility.

The Operations Manager will take control of the safe running of the park and all of its moving parts, particularly around construction and uplifts. With proven experience in the construction industry you will be a dynamic and adaptable thinker with a wealth of Health and Safety experience. "

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ZyroFisher
Bike Sales Account Manager

ZyroFisher has a vacancy for a Bike Sales Account Manager who needs to be "a confident and determined person with a positive outlook and passion for the product, to join us on the next part of our journey. Day to Day, you’ll be responsible for proactively developing the territory to achieve targeted sales growth through established customers and through securing new business. Working closely with our bike sales/internal and brand teams, you will look to maximise all sales opportunities."

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Shimano
Consumer Data Analyst

Shimano Europe is looking for a Consumer Data Analyst "to advocate the voice of the consumer in cycling as a sport, leisure, and urban mobility. In this role as Consumer Data Analyst, you will be responsible for gathering consumer data through all the channels (including market research) and thereby providing insights to support decision making."

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Shimano Deore on Vancouver s North Shore 2020




SRAM
Test Engineer

SRAM is seeking Test Engineer to "join the German product development team. In this role, you will constantly drive all testing related project activities with a strong collaboration in cross-functional development teams for mechanical and electronic components."

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Trickstuff
Marketing

Trickstuff has a vacancy in its marketing department that needs to full the following roles:

- Implementation, coordination and evaluation of the defined marketing activities
- Helping with the planning, implementation and coordination of the annual media planning
- Creation of unique product descriptions and social media content
- Participation in the development of Trickstuff marketing concepts
- Designing and implementing coherent brand and product campaigns
- Representing Trickstuff at events and in cooperation with the press and customers

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Trickstuff Maxima review




Scott Sports
Additive Manufacturing Engineer

Scott Sports needs an Additive Manufacturing Engineer who "will have opportunities to touch all parts of the sport equipment creation process and have access to the latest technologies and innovations. This is an opportunity to be part of a great success story as SCOTT Sports S.A. builds a new AM line for product development and manufacturing."

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Scott Spark 2022 review






176 Comments

  • 158 2
 People can hate all they want, but I’m glad pinkbike does these posts. It makes it clear that many peoples “dream jobs” are just that. For those who actually apply for these jobs, I envy you for choosing passion over money. It’s a hard choice.
  • 14 3
 so we can expect future scotts to come as one piece , no nuts bolts screws and cables routed through my ass


i used to dream of working in the bike industry said ???
  • 12 34
flag thewanderingtramp (Nov 25, 2022 at 9:12) (Below Threshold)
 I wonder how many homeless people living under bridges did things for the passion?
  • 19 3
 @thewanderingtramp: You would probably be surprised how many of those people used to be wallstreet or tech employees who actually burned out and lost it.
  • 8 1
 Agree There's more to a job than the paycheck. For many, working in the bike industry is a dream and an opportunity to be in contact with what they love. That carries a big intangible value that passion driven industries like gaming or sports are only happy to leverage. Much harder to do if your company develops sewage pumps. It's then up to the individuals to decide if the added value of working in the industry of their passion makes up for the relatively lower salary. I happen to know a few people that had the CV and skills to work in better paying fields, but still choose to work in the gaming or sports industry
  • 37 1
 I stopped work in IT with a 6 figure paycheck in order to be a bike mechanic. I was so burned out from 10+ years sitting behind a computer screen and wanted to do something that I love. Retrained and have been working as a mechanic for 3 years. You really don't make anything in this industry, but it is a lot more rewarding in other ways. I have more job satisfaction than I ever did before, but god damn it would be nice to make more money when you see £12k+ bike after £12k bike going out the door and you are making minimum wage.
  • 11 6
 @dpars63: Most of the people I see under bridges around here have lost everything, including teeth to meth. Burnout is what they call a 16hr nap after a 3 day bender.
  • 11 0
 @Ghaytnd: That's great to hear. I've been close to this myself multiple times, particularly in recent years as it's been challenging to stay mentally and physically healthy in IT work as of late.

Thanks for sharing.
  • 11 0
 @Ghaytnd: Yeah, I totally get it. I was support engineering for a FAANG company. Even though I was a manager I was still effectively on-call 24/7. At some point the carrot of another promotion didn't do anything for me, so I quit and went in to the gaming industry, which has been a lot less stress. They paycheck is also less. If I ever get in the cycling industry it will be even less.

As for your expensive bike comment, I used to work in shops a long time ago (early 2000's) and remember feeling the same. Hopefully whatever you are selling offers a good industry discount, but either way I get that bike mechanics are the poor souls that only get to build and fix the high-end stuff.
  • 10 13
 @thewanderingtramp: you’re a moron.
  • 5 0
 The pay might get folks somewhere.....except the bike industry continues to choose HQ locations that are insanely expensive to live.
  • 4 6
 Down voted. Inflating the applicants is just bs. If a j.o.b is great the market will fill it. Having to solicit is just admitting your job sucks and the pay sucks and MANAGEMENT sucks. Sorry this is reality.
  • 2 0
 @TH3MACK: not true for the Heber position, sorry.
  • 2 0
 That engineering job in Switzerland though..
  • 6 0
 @thewanderingtramp: They probably did the heroin for the passion.
  • 7 0
 @Ghaytnd: been there, done that, had to get back like 5 years after as working in bike industry and selling 10k bikes daily and getting 800 bucks a month was not really a job but something like holiday paid by my previous job, digging Solden bikepark for 1200 eur monthly and taking care for challet guests, guiding.. it was definitely nice and fine and everything, but also no free saturdays, not So much time to ride, definitely not enough money to travel to lifts, barely enough money for bike and service. It could be doable if I was the shop manager who gets commisions from sales but not an assistant.
Yes I loved it anyway, however I need a job to feed my belly, pay my rent and some fun, not to satisfy my inner kid.
  • 4 0
 @bok-CZ: yea I'm right there with you. I'm actually working to transition back out of it and into IT again, as the pay just doesn't support the cost of life. At least I have gained some great knowledge and customer facing skills from these years.
  • 2 0
 @Ghaytnd: Good luck, its harder than expected, I went thru 2 years of gardening after trail building just to make the switch a bit smoother. Even getting back to city after year in Whistler and half year in Alps was a shock. But you're right, I'm thankful for that experience.
  • 2 0
 @aaronjb: Its never too late to try and you can do IT anytime
  • 1 0
 @aaronjb: it honestly is a great experience, regardless of if the pay is crap. The job satisfaction and day to day work is really a great relief from the IT world. Being a mechanic isn't a profession that you retire doing, but it is a stepping stone to a happier life (sometimes Wink )
  • 1 0
 Not really that hard of a choice if you want to eat Ramen for the rest of your existence here.
  • 5 0
 @Ghaytnd: hilarious, I took the reverse path. After 10 long yrs working in shops and such I gave up and transitioned into software engineering. Frankly I much prefer the better pay and working from home gives me a lot more flexibility. Now I can afford the bike stuff I want and actually have the time to enjoy them
  • 5 4
 @dpars63: you would probably be surprised how many people work under so much more stress who don’t burn out Wall Street f*cking clowns who just couldn’t cope is a first world problem
  • 1 0
 @ghill28: Well if theyre the same people who f*cked the markets and screwed people out of a pension for a buck , imagine how sympathetic the world should be towards em.
  • 1 0
 @dpars63: damn... less stress in game development?
  • 1 0
 I think that some of these (Not Yeti), are fair--if and only if you are young, debt-free and can enjoy the "lifestyle" at least for a few years before reality catches up to you again.
  • 1 0
 Well if you take the job at Revel you’re making up to a cool half a mil which is 1%er money
  • 1 0
 @Jules15: off i go to convince them my CV qualifies :O
  • 59 0
 Yeti Warranty Associate $18-20.5 (hourly)

that´s a good one Big Grin
  • 25 0
 Hahah.

$18 per hr doesn't even cover your gas to get to work.
  • 29 0
 @Niz55: you get 10% off any Turq build so it's cool.
  • 37 0
 Well you know there is no shortage of work there!
  • 25 1
 @Ironchefjon: yep lots of work denying warranty claims at Yeti. "Hi, thanks for calling Yeti where our shit doesn't stink and our products don't break."
  • 15 1
 @Niz55:

Thankfully there's no traffic around the I25 and I70 corridors to get to Golden - so no need for gas money.

Also, at least Colorado has become an inexpensive place to live.

Working with any company on warranty issues has got to be very hard - pay these people more to deal with the f$%k ups - come on.
  • 9 0
 No shit... not that I would even consider a Yeti in the first place, but if I was, that would seriously worry me about how well they'll take care of me if I have a warranty issue. Someone who hates their job and life at $18 an hour isn't motivated to take the best care of you... or care at all.
  • 1 0
 Job security for sure.
  • 3 0
 @SoftSoilSampler: 10% off any yeti and i'd still need to sell my soul to get it
  • 3 0
 @enis:

You're laying the sarcasm on pretty thick. So thick, I'm not even sure if you are actually serious.
  • 1 0
 I dunno the 20,000-23,000 pounds, is that for a year?!!? Lyon equipment limited position
  • 4 0
 Basically saying you can only work here if you have a trust fund. How very inclusive of you yeti
  • 4 0
 @Keithxcourage:

"Stop calling me Shirley"
  • 2 1
 Yeah-and they'll get what they're paying for.
  • 2 0
 We should apply for this position and then berate them when they follow up for interviews.
  • 2 5
 Right, I would need at minimum $50 an hour to afford a rental apartment in Colorado. Bike businesses just take advantage of employees for some “benefits” that don’t mean a thing in the real world.
  • 2 0
 So on par with flipping patties in LA.
Would be good for remote/PT student type.
  • 2 0
 @caseytango: I mean they are providing voluntary work so cant be too mad.
And I'm sure they'd get bumped up(90days) if they're a keeper.
  • 1 0
 @gunners1: I think most people in the West would be shocked at how low salaries are in the UK (it's one reason I'm not in a hurry to go back...)
  • 57 0
 No joke, my local Mcdonalds is paying $19 starting....Sad to say, but $18 /h is poverty wage in 2022....Yeti's out of touch.
  • 8 45
flag Sscottt (Nov 25, 2022 at 8:02) (Below Threshold)
 "College degree is preferred" opposed to required. Its an "associate" position. Go to college or trade school to get a good paying job. Unfortunately Yeti is paying for the skill level required and its probably in touch with other similar jobs.
  • 37 1
 @Sscottt: being a warranty associate, or at least a good one, requires quite a lot of technical knowledge. Any mechanic who has submitted a lot of warranties can attest to that. $19 per hour just means Yeti doesn't give a f*** about you
  • 3 28
flag Sscottt (Nov 25, 2022 at 8:28) (Below Threshold)
 @Jshemuel: I 100 percent agree with you! Unfortunately the job market does not. I'm not blaming Yeti, I'm blaming the job market. They would not post that wage if they could not get a qualified person with it. 19/hr also means they value the people who have been with the company and have paid their dues with the company.
  • 9 0
 McDonalds pays $ 18 to start...and you get a free meal.
  • 5 0
 @WeenoT: let's say it includes lunch ride if you eat it in car
  • 2 0
 @WeenoT: so you're telling me i won't get a free yeti with each shift if i get the job?
  • 8 1
 @WeenoT: I’m sure Yeti could arrange some free dental checkups
  • 2 0
 Come and move to Japan where you get people working for ¥900 per hour. ($6.47 per hour) Plus all the bikes cost about 25^30% more than the USA.
  • 1 0
 For reference,my friend was an ex shimano production engineer here in their malaysian factory..he only made around usd700/month.
damn we are well underpaid here.
  • 1 0
 McDonalds also hooks you up with $$$ for college and solid health/vision/dental. I am sure Yeti is $18/hr and none of that.
  • 52 0
 Trickstuff has a marketing position? Lol market what? The nonexistent brakes that take 2+ yrs to acquire while dangerholm gets them for each one of his bike builds?
  • 5 0
 Had the exact same thoughts reading it.
  • 4 6
 Pretty sure he rotated a couple of sets, not sure about now though. Maybe he had the foresight to order a ton, 2 years ago?
  • 2 2
 @tomhoward379: ahh maybe he does rotate through a couple sets, but it sure seems like he has them on every one of his builds.
  • 12 0
 @Phazz470: Y'all really think dangerholm pays for his trick stuff?
  • 2 3
 @trippleacht: pretty sure he won’t now, but early on.
  • 4 0
 on their website it even says, in German only, that they can't pick up the phone because of high work-load LOL
  • 3 0
 @vhdh666: haha yeah, make 1 set of brakes per month.
  • 3 0
 @Phazz470: it’s longer than that. I got an email in November 21 to say my brakes were next in line to be assembled. They arrived in March 22.
  • 2 0
 @tomhoward379: haha that's comical.
  • 3 0
 Transition did the same thing, marketing blitz with no inventory. I don't get it.
  • 1 0
 @bneall: too common in mtb.
Santa cruz was 1 that seemed to only market once bikes available.
  • 49 0
 It’d be amazing, but likely too bold, if PB did a series where we followed the money in a bike brand to understand with actual facts where the money goes. Why do bikes cost so much but it seems like no one is making money and companies are going belly up left and right? Can we find the inefficiencies? Are the big wigs running the factories in Taiwan sitting on all the money? Are the Pinkers just whining babies with no clue how much goes into making these super bikes? Would be a fascinating series that no one would sponsor.
  • 5 0
 I have a feeling that the few highly paid people at the large companies would bribe pinkbike with a few entry level salaries to not have that information disclosed
  • 6 3
 I interviewed for a position at a pretty well known smaller bike brand, and got an insight into manufacturing costs for frames out of Taiwan. Something like $200 for an alloy frame and $300-400 for a carbon. The markup on them is around 500-1000%, at least got this company.
  • 8 7
 I would wager PBers are a bunch of whiners. The parts on these bikes are so specialized with very minimal tolerances, high R/D costs, and nothing is really being sold at scale where costs could come down appreciably. It is not an ideal business model... but thank the universe for these awesome bikes.
  • 3 0
 @Ghaytnd: That’s certainly no where near what retail bike shops make on anything of than tubes. Average GPM is around 30-35% overall on average. Normal successful businesses shoot for 45-55% GPM to end up with 3% profits yearly.

Frame manufacturers such as Yeti are making about 40-50% GPM overall once all components are sourced. A direct to consumer brand makes much more.
  • 2 0
 @dualsuspensiondave: Yea, I know that most bike shops are for looking at a 30% markup on bike costs, if not less. This was a direct to consumer brand.
  • 39 1
 Selling 15k bikes and paying this for employees
  • 27 0
 New way to define salary: “Yeah I’m making about 2 E Bikes per year”

“Not too bad now that I live in my car”
  • 14 0
 @devin-m: Yeah that's WILD. Some of the most expensive bikes, with minimally paid employees. I almost can't believe it... I don't care if it's "in-line with current market".... when I hear that phrase, I hear "current average that's whittled down to as low as people are willing to accept." If you want quality employees in your "luxury-goods" selling business, you better pay them a wage they can live on. Going out on a limb here, but I doubt 22k a year is enough to survive in Colorado. Certainly won't ever be enough to buy one of the bike they sell lol.
  • 1 0
 @devin-m: or "i'm making about half a yeti per year"
  • 1 0
 @jwdenver: Does this belong to John Parker or something?
  • 33 0
 That Revel job has quite the salary range...
  • 18 0
 It's the bike industry, you know which end of the range they will pay at.
  • 4 0
 50k for hello, 500k for goodbye…
  • 33 0
 They're complying to the letter, but not spirit, of compensation disclosure statutes in Colorado
  • 23 0
 I’m not a dentist but all but one potential job seem to be rather low paying jobs.
  • 1 0
 ll
  • 71 0
 Welcome to the bike industry bitch! Here’s a t shirt and a helmet, now go sell as many e-bikes to boomers as you can before they die.
  • 28 1
 Sorry for the bitch comment.
  • 9 1
 @lowkeyokeydokey: Ill bet ebikes and boomers are the only think the keeps the bike industry alive over the new few years.
  • 7 0
 As a friend of mine once put it so well, you take a vow of poverty upon entering the bike industry.
  • 1 0
 @lowkeyokeydokey: I didn’t see that job posting but it sounds like my dream job.
  • 2 0
 @kingbike2: then go work at a corporate owned bike shop, where you’ll make even less.
  • 16 0
 Been around bikes my whole life (50+ years), have watched so many people get their "dream" job in the bike industry only to turn into bitter bike hating people a decade later. Best way to ruin your passion, have to do it for a living.
  • 1 0
 Sadly I think you have a point here.
  • 16 0
 No Senior Cable Routing Designer? Certainly the last word in routing has not been said.
  • 3 0
 I was also expecting an Autoplay Designer job. Sad.
  • 14 0
 Yikes 20K per year - who would take that job? Awkward when the yearly salary is less than a top model E bike.
  • 23 0
 You could make more than that by wading into water fountains and scooping up pennies
  • 7 0
 Just worked it out with current U.K. cost of living and I recon you have £25-50 a month to spare. That’s going with the cheapest rent, food and a economical car. Sickening what these people think they can offer.
  • 12 1
 I hope that Lyon role gives plenty of job satisfaction, because that’s about all you’re getting.

Take home pay (after tax and NI) will be about £1450 a month. Good luck trying to live off that in the U.K. in 2022.

I have a theory that wages have basically stagnated since about 2008, and that most of us are being paid about what we would about 10/12 years ago.
  • 16 0
 That's not even a theory, that's demonstrated pretty clearly in the data I think!
  • 6 0
 Facts! We are not making anymore than 10 years ago.
  • 3 0
 Very true! However depressingly their salary offer is the basic entry wage in the industry.

Similar if not the same to what is offered for big brands down South. If you want to work In the industry, you know for a fact which is going to offer better riding! (The North FYI).

It's about damn time the industry started reflecting the work that goes into it, long hours especially in the event season, just because something is a passion doesn't mean you shouldn't get paid fairly.

Can hazzard a guess a high number of people who were great employees for bike companies have left because of shite pay.
  • 4 2
 UTTER SHIT There are nurses living of 1k a month I live with one, we share bills then get miserable fuckers complaining we are on strike and arent worth more.
  • 2 0
 @thewanderingtramp: minimum wage for a full time worker is around 18k a year, £1350 a month in your pocket. Are they not doing full time hours?
  • 4 0
 @snook: You are referring to a hypothesis rather than theory. Hypothesis is an educated guess based on scientific understanding, theory is a proven scientific fact in which results can be recreated.
  • 4 0
 @chileconqueso: I venture a guess a lot of people haven't increased their actual value in the past 10 years. My personal experience as a carpenter/builder has been a steady increase in wages at least every yr if not every other..10 yrs ago I was making 30-40k these days 60-70k. Making your passion a job is a good way to ruin your passion, find something passion adjacent so you can still enjoy the part you love on your own time while hopefully getting paid for something that your good at...Work is work,not happy fun play time.
  • 1 0
 I’m a mechanic, I am actually making more than 10 years ago but the cost of life has gone up more! I feel like I’ve come close to maxing out my pay potential without doing something different. I fully agree work is work, but I do love fixing stuff! I come home and fix my stuff! I like the turn over and the problem solving. Mostly the problem solving, and man do people make some uneccessary problems! I’m hoping feet finder or only fans will be better….@MikeGruhler:
  • 1 0
 @chileconqueso: everything needs fixing at some point.
  • 1 0
 24 years ago I was earning 80% of what I earn now doing the same job. In real terms I'm at least 30% worse off now than I was then. Meanwhile the rich keep getting richer. Trickle down economics my f*cking arse.
  • 1 0
 @MikeGruhler: Glad to hear it. Pay rates in construction here in the UK have barely risen in the last 10 years when you look at day rates for self employed sub contractors. At least that's the case for people I know who work in the industry.
I keep hearing that pay has increased by 6% this year in the private sector here in the UK. I don't know who's getting those rises, because it's not the people I talk to.
  • 1 0
 @commental: I got 10% in Jan, then a move to a different company/industry but same role added 40% but that number is still only 15% higher than what I was earning 15 years ago (same industry/job)
  • 1 0
 It’s the same people calculating inflation! @commental:
  • 1 0
 @commental: Construction is a very broad term for a lot of different jobs. You can be finish carpenter for residential work and be either working on track homes earning maybe $18-$20hr or you could work on high-end residential homes doing remodel work that is worth $25-$35hr. It all depends on depth of skill set, experience and field of work. I'm generally a finish carpenter with 30yrs experience at 43yrs old. I also have well above avg experience in almost all aspects of residential construction and and a slightly above average experience in small to mid size commercial construction. My pay almost never lines up with average wages of the industry. One needs to know their value and why they deserve more then the next person. Just rolling over and excepting whatever pay they give is most people's problem. Know your worth and except nothing less. (I feel like I'm applying for a new job!...accepting offers over 75k yr)
  • 1 0
 @tomhoward379: Don't take it the wrong way but did you increase your skills and knowledge by 50% in 15 years? If so your doing the right thing by leaving for better pay(even if it's not enough) . Making it a point to move up the ladder and not down is about the best you can do, a dollar more an hr is better then a dollar less. I know a lot people who haven't bothered to add to their skill set but expect to just keep getting raises because they have been in there job X amount of years. If I was still the carpenter I was at 13yrs old I would fully expect my pay to be around $12-$15hr not $30 because I've been here 25+yrs.
  • 1 0
 @commental: over looked the "self employed sub contractor" comment. Subs are a completely different ball game from employees. Having been a Sub for over 12yrs I can tell you a lot of your earning potential is tied up in your ability to operate a company while potentially also doing the labor/services your providing. I found for myself that being an employee is more beneficial because I get my free time back and most of the liability is no longer on myself, I decided taking about 10-15k drop in pay was worth the reduction in stress and liability. 10yrs out and I'm approaching what was making as a sub but with a ton less stress.
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 @tomhoward379: Unfortunately a great deal of them dont get offered a full 37.5 hour week even if contract states it ,They get mixed shifts as there are contingency staff they bring in who are cheaper for whatever reason, it is way more complex than I could sum up here but basically if you are on the list of complainers trying to get your contracted hours , you have definitely painted a target on your back ,The managment are there to do the best with what they have and to meet ever more unrealistic targets , Meet targets or someone else will is the mantra and I would guess losing a job as the middlemanager in the NHS also means the PCP and Mortgage payments dont get met, As for a complaints mechanism LOLz it exists on paper, By the time these people have got the access to the right people they have lost the will to fight and just give up, this might sound like I am being sympathetic to one particular female but I can go to the social club and hear the same story a lot of them. Seems to be un-noticed steps towards stealth privatisation. Would make a great Panorama documentary, Clapping a pan for our nurses and NHS when COVID was rife now being accused of murdering people if they dont show up for work because they want a standard of living, I think morally a lot have gone above and beyond what they get paid to do and shouldnt be forced to make a choice as some are passionate about people
  • 1 0
 @thewanderingtramp: there’s a MASSIVE recruitment gap, nurses are striking (in part) because they are overworked, yet the staff that do exist can’t get full time hours? Have to say, I’m skeptical.
  • 1 0
 @tomhoward379: I'm sure they dont give a shit wether you are skeptical or not , the same as I don't.Nip into Jimmy's and point out to them how skeptical you are.
  • 11 0
 As much as I’d love to be in the bike industry, making slightly more than minimum wage as an adult is crazy. You need 19
Year olds or retired folks. I thought making 50k at 20
Was like the lotto. At 42 making less than $50 an hour is not feasible with dependents and a mortgage. Hard work isn’t enough to get by anymore. Smarts is more important. a willingness to take advantage of people and resources is how you get rich. Eat or get eaten, it’s a jungle out there.
  • 14 0
 I think trickstuff needs more machinists than marketing staff Big Grin
  • 3 0
 just read this. It's so customer-unfriendly, horrible

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  • 2 0
 I'm a machinist. If they fly me to Germany I will eat sauerkraut and machine Piccola's all day Razz
  • 1 0
 The machining is farmed out, they don’t do that themselves.
  • 8 0
 Come-leave your head mechanic bike shop job for a pay cut so you can be laughably broke on the Front Range and deal with angry customers ALL....DAY. No lie, the pay on this posting will keep me from buying Yeti products. If you're gonna charge that much, pay your workers accordingly.
  • 7 0
 £20K a year for a marketing job, and £23k with experience? Are you having a laugh? I’d love to know how anyone can afford rent/mortgage, bills and everything else on a salary of £20k a year! Lyon Equipment ltd shareholders must be laughing with the bonuses they make off the back of that salary offer.
  • 9 0
 F*ck the @ss hats at Revel who posted a job with a 1000% salary range. That's a sure sign of an HR department looking to screw people.
  • 2 0
 "Hello revel I'd like a new bike please. I'm willing to pay between $500 and $5,000"
  • 6 0
 Why am I not surprised the company that sells 5k frames pays employees terribly. How the f can you ask for a college degree on an 18/hr job... ffs.

My advice, get good at something, programming, a trade, etc etc, and go self employed. Then you have direct control over how much you earn and what hours you work.
Don't waste your entire life making someone else money.
  • 8 0
 Did BRAIN get shut down by Outside Co? Website has been down for a few days.
  • 1 0
 I was wondering about the same thing!
  • 1 0
 looks to be up today
  • 9 0
 trickstuff cant market if they dont have anything to sell lol
  • 1 0
 How do you think they built up 2 years worth of demand?
  • 1 0
 @tomhoward379: yeah but they should focus on production
  • 5 2
 I see not every job here has a salary range included (although that’s quite the range, Revel Bikes). This is disappointing. I imagine they aren’t available at the source advert as otherwise they’d be listed here with the others. It’s known that transparency of salaries in adverts plays a significant role in closing salary gaps and tackling inequality. Maybe Pinkbike needs to make a stand and not promote/include ones that don’t include salaries in future posts? Hey @edspratt
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 I would say a company can choose to list there salary or not and it has f*ck all to do with inequality. If you are horrible at the same job that I excel at then there should not be equality of pay. If a company chooses to ignore such a number maybe they know something about "their" company that you don't. Maybe they want to filter out people like yourself from applying cause if this your reaction to a wanted ad then I couldn't imagine what you might do in the break room when someone says something you don't agree with.
  • 2 3
 Maybe they should also not feature ads that don't give preference to Black's or trans people, you know... For helping inequality. It's called salary negotiation, don't like the offer, counter. Don't like it, don't take the job. Simple really. The kind of thing you're talking about is taking us to a singular common wage with no chance for individualism... You know, communism.
  • 1 1
 @Bahh: Bingo! Nail on the head!
  • 3 0
 I just realized the brilliance of this article...A big heartless PE firm ( or say Elon Musk) buy your company. You go to your boss and pitch: " hey boss how about I write a monthly article about all the interesting jobs in the industry". Boss goes "i don't see it, but give it a go to this is month". So now your boss is paying you to look for a better job when Outside...I mean the PE firm starts axing folks. I bet a few gems get left out each article. Well played Mr. Spratt.
  • 5 0
 With the amount of money floating through this industry, you'd think employees would get paid like they're worth it.
  • 1 0
 First rule of Capitalism...sell the thing you make for more than it cost to build it (which includes undervaluing the labor required to manifest your ground-breaking idea).
  • 3 1
 The pay in the cycle industry is an absolute joke. Hard selling should be rewarded with commission. I've worked in sales in the cycle industry and car industry and definitely know which one treats me with more respect.
  • 4 0
 Which job listing is for the person holding the beer can for the tire tap? I think I could do that one.
  • 4 3
 This is terrible but I have to say it: I guess I am glad people are willing to work for so little money. Can't imagine what these bikes would cost if companies paid a livable wage. Thanks to those who love biking and want to do this work!!
  • 3 0
 I see you have to be a Welsh speaker for the bike park job. Guess I'm out.
  • 1 0
 I'm not saying it's the case here; but demanding Welsh speakers can be a sneaky way of hiding racist hiring practices
  • 3 0
 @korev: the Welsh aren't a race. Having a language requirement isn't racist.
  • 5 3
 Ahem. Gratuitous self promotion. Mods can always nuke this.... We need another Product Manager! bikes.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=105
  • 2 0
 Looks like an additional job posting, tho it would be less gratuitous if a salary range was included
  • 1 0
 @ceecee: same could be said for many of the above
  • 8 0
 Cool. Include how much you're going to pay so people stop wasting time.
  • 2 0
 The Wounded Warrior job would be seriously rewarding. If I were younger, could take a pay cut and lived in the PNW. — I would be all over that position.
  • 2 0
 One bedroom apartments are about $2k in the PNW. Some places more. Gotta make about $50 an hour to make it out here.
  • 2 0
 ahaha, all y’all that didn’t grow up working in the “bike industry” thanks for making the point my dad has been trying to make to me for the last 20 years.
  • 4 1
 Maybe I'm overqualified, but that Stan's Mechanical Engineering position's salary is laughably low ($70k)
  • 4 0
 Still waiting for that bike crasher position to pop up
  • 3 0
 Yeti is charging 10-15k for their bikes yet they only pay $18-20 for a position. Gtfooh lol
  • 3 0
 Revel Bikes - $50k to $500k - that's quite a gap
  • 8 0
 They're complying to the letter, but not spirit, of compensation disclosure statutes in Colorado.
  • 7 0
 @aaronjb: Yep, and a great way to waste people’s time.
  • 1 0
 I love job descriptions, Dynamic, think on your feet, motivated, experienced, product driven, demonstrate knowledge , most fail miserably on a basic lunch order .
  • 2 0
 $20 an hour working for Yeti. Sign me up!
  • 1 0
 Heber Utah is freaking rad and the position posted does come w very competitive pay. (Way more than Yeti apparently)
  • 1 0
 Heber is rad but hilariously impossible to find a home with less than 6 rooms and real estate is Park City expensive.
  • 1 0
 50-60k for an ASM position, well done pearl izumi!
  • 1 0
 will ride bike for moneys
Please send picture of bike Smile
  • 3 6
 Anyone have any fully remote IT infrastructure positions? I *Specialize* in Windows Server operating systems, VMware vSphere, Veeam/CommVault backup solutions, PowerShell, and Microsoft SCCM/WSUS. PM me!
  • 2 0
 I saw recently that vmware themselves are hiring a bunch. Probably worth a look at their careers page.
  • 1 0
 @Austink: Just been bought by Broadcom, aka Worst IT Company Ever. Lots of vacancies because everyone with a clue is bailing out
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