Nearing the top of the pay scale are Retail Department Managers, Sales Specialists, Delivery Drivers, and Head Cashiers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $16.57 per hour, the other salaries come in at about $15.30, approximately $14.34, and $12.19, respectively. Financial compensation for Cashiers is rather low — on average only around $9.68 — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($15.60 per hour) can be spotted in Baltimore, Md.; Houston, Texas ($13.90), Las Vegas, Nev. (around $12.80), and St. Louis, Mo. (approximately $12.22) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Greensboro, N.C. — at $9.81, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in New York, where the average Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. employee makes about $13.25 per hour.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $12.90 per hour. The largest fraction of Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. people (40 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $11.28 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Class B Commercial Driver License Holders, who make $15.14 per hour. Employees who have a B.A. in Business Administration make the most here, hauling in $21.75 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Sales Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $16.57 per hour. A common skill in Lowe's Home Improvement Inc.'s work force is Customer Service; the greater part of survey participants report using it on the job. Key skills also include Cash Handling, Sales, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only a third of survey participants receiving paid vacation and a quarter of survey participants receiving paid sick days. A large number of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. A majority of employees report having health insurance, and a majority of workers report having dental coverage. Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. folks also make good use of a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.