When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $18.49 per hour) can be spotted in Honolulu; Itasca (around $18.14), Omaha ($11.75), and Norman ($11.30) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($8.03) in Flower Mound, one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Illinois pays Office Max, Inc. the most — about $17.84 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Office Max, Inc. for between five and ten years earn $12.51 on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Office Max, Inc. employees (54 percent) have one to four years of experience and typically earn approximately $10.18 per hour.
Customer Service Representatives represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $15.25 — though Operations Supervisors, Operations Managers, and Sales Specialists also do fairly well at around $12.11, $12.00, and $10.48, respectively. Cashiers make around $7.94, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Microsoft Office Specialists, who make $12.36. Office Max, Inc. compensates Associate's Degree-holders the most at $12.69 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Technical Sales; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $11.38. A garden variety skill at Office Max, Inc. is Customer Service; more than half of Office Max, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Key skills also include Customer Relations, Retail, and Sales.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and over one-half of workers use it to save for retirement. The company allows more than half of workers to take paid time off for vacation, but only one in ten workers get paid sick leave. Health insurance is part of the package for a majority of workers, and for more than half of workers, dental coverage is too. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, flexible hours, 401(a), and a subsidized cell phone.