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.