Bringing in the most money are Retail Department Managers — their earnings average $17.49 per hour. Sales Specialists are a close second at $15.30 along with Delivery Drivers (approximately $13.99) and Head Cashiers ($12.69). Earning only around $10.12 on average, Cashiers make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $16.37 per hour) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Indianapolis, Ind. ($14.16), Charlotte, N.C. ($12.98), and Dallas, Texas (approximately $12.83) are the next top-paying cities. Greensboro, N.C. is near the bottom for pay at $9.42. By state, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. employees make the most in New York, earning about $13.41 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $13.12 per hour. The largest slice of the Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. workforce (43 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $11.62 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Power Equipment Certificate certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $16.20 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate's Degree, Business Management; Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. awards $16.55 to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Sales Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $16.91 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill in the Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. workforce; the larger part of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Cash Handling, Sales, and Customer Relations were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. can sometimes lack paid time off; a quarter of employees get paid vacation days, and a fifth of respondents receive paid sick leave. A fair number of respondents save for retirement through Lowe's Home Improvement Inc.'s 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a majority of employees, and for the larger part of employees, dental coverage is too. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.