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Average Hourly Rate for Kmart Corporation Employees

Propelled by consumer spending, the retail remains strong, and job availability is widespread at Kmart Corporation, a Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based retail company (positions include Cashier, Pharmacy Technician, and more). Kmart Corporation workers report earning an average of $8.73 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $12.61. Where you live influences pay for Kmart Corporation workers the most, followed by your job title and your experience level. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois 



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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $12.13 per hour) can be spotted in Rome, Ga.; Poughkeepsie, N.Y. ($11.13), Dayton, Ohio ($10.63), and Tucson, Ariz. ($9.60) are the next top-paying cities. El Paso, Texas is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $7.42. The highest pay by state can be found in Ohio, where pay average out at around $9.38 per hour.


Earning about $10.70 per hour on average, Certified Pharmacy Technicians receive the most money, followed by Pharmacy Technicians ($10.07), Merchandisers (approximately $8.09), and Retail Merchandisers (around $7.99). Among the lower-paid positions at Kmart Corporation are Sales Associates — the median salary for this role approaches $7.47.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $8.92 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (49 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $8.22 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Immunization Pharmacists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $56.98 per hour. The best paid folks at Kmart Corporation have a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, earning approximately $55.53 per hour.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Retail Pharmacy; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $10.89 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; the larger part deem it necessary for work. Many workers are also familiar with Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Sales.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, Kmart Corporation has room for improvement — only 29 percent are paid for vacation and sick time. More than two-fifths of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Kmart Corporation provides health insurance to more than a third of workers, and one in three workers do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes flexible hours, life insurance, a casual working environment, and company store discount.

Key Stats for Kmart Corporation


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45 %
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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