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, Sales Associate, and more). The average pay for Kmart Corporation employees is $8.81 per hour. With overtime, that gets bumped up to $12.95. Your job title influences pay for Kmart Corporation workers the most, followed by your experience level and your city. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois 



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Bringing in the most money are Certified Pharmacy Technicians — their earnings average $11.61 per hour. Pharmacy Technicians are a close second at approximately $9.46 along with Merchandisers ($8.73) and Sales Associates (about $8.54). Cashiers make an average around $8.01, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $8.66 per hour. The largest fraction of Kmart Corporation people (56 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $8.52 per hour on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $10.72 per hour) can be spotted in Riverside, Calif.; Miami, Fla. (around $10.00), Long Beach, Calif. ($9.75), and New York, N.Y. ($9.25) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in St. Louis, Mo.; in fact, at approximately $8.20 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $9.72 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $57.37 per hour for Registered Pharmacists; non-accredited workers make much less. The highest-paying degree here is a GED or High School Diploma; Kmart Corporation awards around $11.38 to these degree-holders.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Retail Pharmacy; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $11.19 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, a majority of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Cash Handling, Retail, and Customer Relations.

Benefits and Perks

One-third of workers report contributing to a 401(k). Slightly less than a third of workers have health insurance, and benefits for one-fourth of workers also include dental insurance. Privileges also include company store discount, a casual working environment, flexible hours, 401(a), and none (contract-based).

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Key Stats for Kmart Corporation


63 %
38 %
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 92 votes.

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