Bringing in the most money are Hardware Store Department Managers — their earnings average about $17.72 per hour. Retail Department Managers are a close second at $16.64 along with Sales Specialists (around $15.38) and Head Cashiers ($12.29). Cashiers make an average approximately $9.87, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($16.00 per hour) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Chicago, Ill. (approximately $15.49), Houston, Texas ($13.85), and San Antonio, Texas ($12.39) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($9.81) in Greensboro, N.C., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Florida offers the highest pay at about $13.28 per hour.
Years of Experience
Average pay is around $13.14 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (39 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $11.39 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Class B Commercial Driver License Holders receive bigger paychecks (around $15.16 per hour) than those without credentials. Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. compensates Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Management-holders the most at $19.82 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Sales Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $16.45 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, the larger part of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Cash Handling, Sales, and Customer Relations round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. can sometimes lack paid time off; 30 percent get paid vacation days, and one in four employees receive paid sick leave. To plan for old age, a large number of survey participants maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the larger part of workers, and the larger part of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.