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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 workers earn an average of $8.73 per hour normally and $12.61 during overtime hours. Though your job title and how long you've been working are influential salary factors for those at Kmart Corporation, geography turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Kmart Corporation typically pays:
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Employer: Kmart Corporation
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Hoffman Estates, Illinois 



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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($12.13 per hour) can be spotted in Rome, Ga.; Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (about $11.13), Dayton, Ohio (around $10.63), and Tucson, Ariz. ($9.60) are the next top-paying cities. El Paso, Texas is near the bottom for pay at $7.42. By state, Kmart Corporation employees make the most in Ohio, earning approximately $9.38 per hour on average.


Certified Pharmacy Technicians represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $10.70 per hour — though Pharmacy Technicians, Merchandisers, and Retail Merchandisers also do fairly well at about $10.07, around $8.09, and $7.99, respectively. Sales Associates make an average $7.47, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of approximately $8.92 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (49 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $8.22 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to about $56.98 per hour for Certified Immunization Pharmacists, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The best paid folks at Kmart Corporation have a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, earning approximately $55.53 per hour.


In this position, it pays to have Retail Pharmacy in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $10.89 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; a majority of employees surveyed report using it at work. Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Sales are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

29 percent — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. To plan for old age, just over two-fifths of workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. For over a third of workers, benefits include health insurance, and around one in three workers get dental coverage, too. Employees can also look forward to flexible hours, life insurance, a casual working environment, and company store discount.

Key Stats for Kmart Corporation


55 %
45 %
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 71 votes.
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