Average Hourly Rate for Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. Employees

Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. laborers see wages hovering around $12.48 per hour. Adding overtime bumps the median up to $20.15. The most important factor affecting pay for Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. employees is your job title, though how long you've been working and geography play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Lowe's Home Improvement Inc.
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Customer Service Associate (181)
$8.83 - $13.32  
[-]Customer Service Associate (181)
Overtime$12.70 - $20.20  
Hourly Rate$8.83 - $13.32  
[+]Cashier (117)
$7.57 - $11.76  
[+]Cashier (117)
Overtime$10.47 - $18.70  
Hourly Rate$7.57 - $11.76  
[+]Sales Specialist (82)
$12.75 - $19.41  
[+]Sales Specialist (82)
Overtime$19.90 - $27.82  
Hourly Rate$12.75 - $19.41  
[+]Department Manager, Retail Store (80)
$13.20 - $18.94  
[+]Department Manager, Retail Store (80)
Overtime$0.00 - $29.72  
Hourly Rate$13.20 - $18.94  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,394
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About This Company

North York 


Lumber and Other Building Materials Dealers, Retail


Lowe, Lowe's, Lowes Home Improvement, Lowe's Home Improvement

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Hardware Store Department Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $16.96; Retail Department Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $15.92, followed by Sales Specialists earning about $15.32 and Head Cashiers making around $12.26. Cashiers are among the lowest paid at $9.47.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years tend to make $13.22. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. employees (38 percent) have one to four years of experience and typically earn $11.08 per hour.


Median pay is highest in Baltimore (approximately $15.35 per hour), followed by Houston ($13.86), Las Vegas (around $13.26), and Atlanta ($12.90). At about $10.48, Greensboro is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Florida offers the highest pay at $12.82 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Class B Commercial Driver License Holders earn around $14.80, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Class A Commercial Driver License Holders with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at $14.52 per hour. It pays to have a Bachelor of Business (BB), Business Management at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. — these employees make the most at about $16.67 per hour.


Skill-wise, employees who report Sales Management as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning $16.03 on average. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; a majority of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers usually know Sales, Cash Handling, and Customer Relations as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only 35 percent at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. enjoy paid vacation time, and just 28 percent can take sick leave. The greater part of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a majority of workers, and more than half of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Additional benefits of working here are a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Lowe's Home Improvement Inc.


40 %
60 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $15
Hourly Rate
$9 - $16
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 339 votes.

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