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

On average, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. employees receive $12.56 per hour, not counting the $20.23 for overtime. Though what you do at the company and your experience level are influential salary factors for those at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., where you live turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
below market
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 (179)
$8.70 - $13.43  
[-]Customer Service Associate (179)
Overtime$12.24 - $21.06  
Hourly Rate$8.70 - $13.43  
[+]Cashier (109)
$7.52 - $11.72  
[+]Cashier (109)
Overtime$10.39 - $18.78  
Hourly Rate$7.52 - $11.72  
[+]Department Manager, Retail Store (83)
$13.27 - $18.75  
[+]Department Manager, Retail Store (83)
Overtime$0.00 - $29.62  
Hourly Rate$13.27 - $18.75  
[+]Sales Specialist (81)
$12.83 - $19.42  
[+]Sales Specialist (81)
Overtime$18.97 - $27.20  
Hourly Rate$12.83 - $19.42  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,415
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Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. Details

North York,


Lumber and Other Building Materials Dealers, Retail


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

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($18.00 per hour) can be spotted in Mooresville; Baltimore (approximately $15.35), Atlanta ($14.13), and Houston ($13.86) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $10.48) is Greensboro. By state, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. pays its Pennsylvania employees the most; the pay rate there is about $12.86 per hour.


Typically, Hardware Store Department Managers are the best paid with salaries hovering at around $16.70; Retail Department Managers, Sales Specialists, and Head Cashiers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $15.89, about $15.53, and $12.22, respectively. At $9.37, Cashiers are among the lowest paid at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc.

Years of Experience

For those with at least five years experience, pay generally amounts to $13.40. For the most part, a representative employee at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. has been working for one to four years and makes about $11.12 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Class C Commercial Driver License Holders receive bigger paychecks ($15.64) than those without credentials. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Class B Commercial Driver License Holders with credentials; these people typically earn approximately $14.80 per hour. Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. compensates Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Management-holders the most at around $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 $16.03. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, more than half of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other top skills include Sales, Cash Handling, and Customer Relations.

Benefits and Perks

Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. lets only 36 percent take paid vacation and only 28 percent take sick leave. A strong majority of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. More than half of workers can count on health insurance, and a majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. folks also make good use of a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats

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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
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 348 votes.

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