When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $12.13 per hour) can be spotted in Rome, Ga.; Dayton, Ohio (about $10.63), Syracuse, N.Y. (approximately $8.62), and Las Vegas, Nev. ($8.49) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of El Paso, Texas — at $7.42, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of $9.38 per hour) in Ohio.
Certified Pharmacy Technicians earn the highest median pay at around $10.70 per hour, followed by Pharmacy Technicians ($10.07), Merchandisers (about $8.16), and Retail Merchandisers ($7.99). Sales Associates are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $7.42.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $8.99 per hour. The largest slice of the Kmart Corporation workforce (49 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $8.39 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Immunization Pharmacists, who make approximately $56.00 per hour. Those with a medical degree at Kmart Corporation come out on top, and their salaries approach $53.00 per hour.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Retail Pharmacy; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $10.89 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; the greater part of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Sales.
Benefits and Perks
Only 23 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. To plan for old age, more than two-fifths of workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for slightly less than a third of workers and dental coverage for just under a third of workers. Privileges also include flexible hours, a casual working environment, life insurance, and company store discount.