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Average Hourly Rate for Kmart Corporation Employees

The wealth of employment options within the consumer-driven retail is apparent at Kmart Corporation, where job openings run from Cashier to Pharmacy Technician at this Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based company. Kmart Corporation offers employees an average of $8.77 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $12.40. Though what you do at the company and your experience level do impact pay, your city is the primary influence on employee salary at Kmart Corporation. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Kmart Corporation typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Similar companies include:
Walgreen Co., Erlanger Health Systems, Bowtie Inc.
Employer: Kmart Corporation
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Cashier (28)
$7.10 - $9.22  
[-]Cashier (28)
Hourly Rate$7.10 - $9.22  
[+]Pharmacy Technician (12)
$8.98 - $17.84  
[+]Pharmacy Technician (12)
Hourly Rate$8.98 - $17.84  
[+]Merchandiser (10)
$7.07 - $9.93  
[+]Merchandiser (10)
Hourly Rate$7.07 - $9.93  
[+]Retail Merchandiser (10)
$7.15 - $10.93  
[+]Retail Merchandiser (10)
Hourly Rate$7.15 - $10.93  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 259

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois 



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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $12.13 per hour) can be spotted in Rome, Ga.; Poughkeepsie, N.Y. ($11.13), Dayton, Ohio (approximately $10.63), and Tucson, Ariz. ($9.60) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in El Paso, Texas; in fact, at about $7.42 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Ohio offers the highest pay at $9.72 per hour.


Certified Pharmacy Technicians rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $10.70 per hour; Pharmacy Technicians come in second with average earnings amounting to $10.25, while Merchandisers and Retail Merchandisers rank near the top as well ($8.09 and $7.99, respectively). On the lower end are Sales Associates at about $7.40 on average.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $8.96 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (48 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $8.20 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified Immunization Pharmacist certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $56.98 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Kmart Corporation workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy are also well compensated, earning $55.53 on average.


Employees who count Retail Pharmacy among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $11.02 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Kmart Corporation workers, with the larger part of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Sales.

Benefits and Perks

The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 31 percent. More than two-fifths of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. More than a third of workers can count on health insurance, and roughly a third of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and company store discount.

Key Stats for Kmart Corporation


56 %
44 %
Hourly Rate
$7 - $10
Hourly Rate
$7 - $11
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
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