Retail Department Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $16.49 per hour on average; Sales Specialists are next on the list, bringing in close to $15.29, followed by Delivery Drivers earning approximately $14.34 and Head Cashiers making $12.18. Cashiers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of around $9.72.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $15.72 per hour) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Chicago, Ill. ($15.49), Houston, Texas ($13.90), and Las Vegas, Nev. (approximately $12.80) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $9.81) is Greensboro, N.C. By state, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. employees make the most in Florida, earning $13.10 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $13.00 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (41 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $11.28 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $15.14 per hour for Class B Commercial Driver License Holders, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Management; Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. awards approximately $19.82 to these degree-holders.
In this position, it pays to have Sales Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $16.46 per hour. Customer Service is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; a majority of Lowe's Home Improvement Inc.'s people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Cash Handling, Sales, and Customer Relations as well.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one in three employees receiving paid vacation and about a fourth of workers receiving sick leave. Most respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. sponsors. At Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., a majority of respondents have health insurance, and the larger part of survey participants have 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.