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.