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

Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $21.03), people who work for Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. earn a median wage of $12.36 per hour. What you do at the company primarily drives compensation; however, where you live and how long you've been working are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Lowe's Home Improvement Inc.
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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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The highest paychecks go to Retail Department Managers, who earn an average about $16.49 per hour, closely trailed by Sales Specialists ($15.32), Delivery Drivers (approximately $14.34), and Head Cashiers ($12.20). Cashiers at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (around $9.77 on average) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($15.49 per hour) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Baltimore, Md. ($15.37), Houston, Texas (around $13.90), and Las Vegas, Nev. (about $12.80) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $9.81) is Greensboro, N.C. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Florida, where the average Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. employee makes approximately $13.14 per hour.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $12.97 per hour. The largest slice of the Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. workforce (41 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $11.28 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Class B Commercial Driver License Holders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $15.14 per hour. Regarding pay and education, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Management the most — $19.82.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Sales Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $16.38 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; the larger part deem it necessary for work. Other skills in demand are Cash Handling, Sales, and Customer Relations.

Benefits and Perks

One in three workers have paid vacation, and only about a quarter of employees can take paid time off for illness. A 401(k) program is available, and a large number of workers use it to save for retirement. The larger part of employees report having health insurance, and a majority of workers report having dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Lowe's Home Improvement Inc.


41 %
59 %
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 266 votes.

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