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 offers employees an average of $8.83 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $13.08. At Kmart Corporation, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is where you live — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your job title and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois 



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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $11.13 per hour) can be spotted in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Dayton, Ohio ($10.63), Charleston, W.Va. ($10.45), and Las Vegas, Nev. ($8.75) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $7.42) is El Paso, Texas. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Ohio; pay there average to around $9.38 per hour.


Certified Pharmacy Technicians earn the highest median pay at approximately $10.70 per hour, followed by Pharmacy Technicians ($9.76), Merchandisers ($8.16), and Retail Sales Associates ($7.90). Sales Associates at Kmart Corporation do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (around $7.42 on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of about $9.03 per hour. Overall, the greater share of Kmart Corporation folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $8.33 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Immunization Pharmacists earn approximately $56.00 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Kmart Corporation compensates medical degree-holders the most at $53.00 per hour.


In this position, it pays to have Retail Pharmacy in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $10.62 per hour. A common skill in Kmart Corporation's work force is Customer Service; the larger part of survey participants report using it on the job. Three more common skills are Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Sales.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 22 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. More than two-fifths of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for just under one in three workers, and for slightly less than a third of workers, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to flexible hours, a casual working environment, life insurance, and company store discount.

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Key Stats for Kmart Corporation


57 %
43 %
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 65 votes.

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