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Average Hourly Rate for Kmart Corporation Employees

Propelled by consumer spending, the retail industry remains strong, and job availability is widespread at Kmart Corporation, a Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based retail company (positions include Cashier, Pharmacy Technician, and more). Excluding overtime pay (which brings in $12.81), people who work for Kmart Corporation earn an approximate salary of $8.73 per hour. Geography plays the largest role in compensation at Kmart Corporation, but your job title and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

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Employer: Kmart Corporation
Hourly Rate Range by Job
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[-]Cashier (32)
$7.10 - $9.28  
[-]Cashier (32)
Hourly Rate$7.10 - $9.28  
[+]Pharmacy Technician (15)
$8.61 - $14.68  
[+]Pharmacy Technician (15)
Hourly Rate$8.61 - $14.68  
[+]Retail Sales Associate (13)
$7.11 - $10.11  
[+]Retail Sales Associate (13)
Hourly Rate$7.11 - $10.11  
[+]Retail Merchandiser (11)
$7.17 - $10.85  
[+]Retail Merchandiser (11)
Hourly Rate$7.17 - $10.85  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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Kmart Corporation Details


Hoffman Estates, Illinois

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On the lower end is El Paso at approximately $7.52. Kmart Corporation workers in Michigan earn the most — $9.43 per hour on average.


The highest average salaries go to Certified Pharmacy Technicians, who bring in close to $10.96, though Pharmacy Technicians are not far behind at $10.16 along with Merchandisers (about $8.03) and Retail Merchandisers (around $7.99). Financial compensation for Sales Associates is rather low — only $7.43 — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Kmart Corporation for between five and ten years haul in $9.04 on average. By and large, the biggest segment of Kmart Corporation's workforce (47 percent) have been working for one to four years and take home around $8.15 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Immunization Pharmacist s, who make about $55.84. Becoming a Registered Pharmacist can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $54.31. Regarding pay and education, Kmart Corporation pays those with a Doctor of Pharmacy the most — $55.67.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Retail Pharmacy; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $11.07. Customer Service is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; more than half of Kmart Corporation's people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Retail.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 35 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Approximately half participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for about two-fifths of workers, and more than a third of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Kmart Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and a stock purchase plan.

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