Average Hourly Rate for Kmart Corporation Employees

The wealth of employment options within the consumer-driven retail industry is apparent at Kmart Corporation, where job openings run from Cashier to Pharmacy Technician at this Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based company. On average, Kmart Corporation employees receive $8.72 per hour. When overtime pay is included, this wage rises to $12.54. The most important factor affecting pay for Kmart Corporation employees is where you live, though what you do at the company and how long you've been working play a role as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Kmart Corporation typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
below market
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 (30)
$7.10 - $9.32  
[-]Cashier (30)
Hourly Rate$7.10 - $9.32  
[+]Pharmacy Technician (14)
$7.95 - $16.24  
[+]Pharmacy Technician (14)
Hourly Rate$7.95 - $16.24  
[+]Retail Sales Associate (12)
$7.10 - $10.14  
[+]Retail Sales Associate (12)
Hourly Rate$7.10 - $10.14  
[+]Retail Merchandiser (10)
$7.15 - $10.93  
[+]Retail Merchandiser (10)
Hourly Rate$7.15 - $10.93  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 250
United States (change)

About This Company

Hoffman Estates, Illinois 



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At about $7.52, El Paso is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across Kmart Corporation's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Michigan earn the most, taking home $9.43 per hour.


Certified Pharmacy Technicians earn the highest median pay at approximately $10.80, followed by Pharmacy Technicians ($10.29), Merchandisers ($8.03), and Retail Merchandisers (around $7.99). On the lower end are Sales Associates at about $7.43.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $9.04. The greater proportion of employees (47 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home $8.12 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $55.84 for Certified Immunization Pharmacists, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Registered Pharmacists with credentials; these people typically earn around $54.31 per hour. It pays to have a Doctor of Pharmacy at Kmart Corporation — these employees make the most at $55.67 per hour.


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 approximately $11.04. Customer Service is a popular skill among Kmart Corporation workers, with a majority of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Retail.

Benefits and Perks

The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 36 percent. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Kmart Corporation provides an optional 401(k) plan, and half participate. Approximately two in five workers can count on health insurance, and over a third of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Some other perks are life insurance, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and a stock purchase plan.

Key Stats for Kmart Corporation


58 %
42 %
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 73 votes.

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