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Average Hourly Rate for Office Max, Inc. Employees

Office Max, Inc. is a retail firm headquartered in Naperville, Illinois that hires for Sales Associate positions, Operations Supervisor roles, and more. The average pay for Office Max, Inc. employees is $10.98 per hour — without the $17.86 from overtime earnings. For the most part, employee paychecks at Office Max, Inc. fluctuate depending on where you live; how long you've been working and your role at the company also matter, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Office Max, Inc. typically pays:
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Employer: Office Max, Inc.
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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[-]Sales Associate (11)
$7.49 - $11.54  
[-]Sales Associate (11)
Hourly Rate$7.49 - $11.54  
[+]Sales Consultant (6)
$7.41 - $20.94  
[+]Sales Consultant (6)
Hourly Rate$7.41 - $20.94  
[+]Sales Specialist (6)
$8.16 - $16.23  
[+]Sales Specialist (6)
Hourly Rate$8.16 - $16.23  
[+]Operations Supervisor (6)
$9.34 - $21.05  
[+]Operations Supervisor (6)
Hourly Rate$9.34 - $21.05  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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Office Max, Inc. Details


Naperville, Illinois 60563

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Retail, Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers, Office supplies

Also Known As:

Office Max, OfficeMax, OfficeMax Inc, Officemax, Inc, Officemax, Inc.
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Median pay is highest in Honolulu ($18.49 per hour), followed by Itasca ($18.14), Omaha (around $11.75), and Norman (about $11.30). Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Flower Mound — at $8.03, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Illinois pays Office Max, Inc. the most — approximately $17.84 per hour on average.

Years of Experience

Those who stay for at least five years earn noticeably more; average pay at that point reach around $12.51. On the whole, the greater proportion of employees (54 percent) have a tenure of one to four years and bring home $10.18 per hour.


Typically, Customer Service Representatives are the best paid with salaries hovering at $15.25; Operations Supervisors, Operations Managers, and Sales Specialists also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $12.11, about $12.00, and $10.48, respectively. Earning only about $7.94, Cashiers make less than most people in the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Microsoft Office Specialists earn $12.36, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. At Office Max, Inc., employees who hold an Associate's Degree receive the highest pay at $12.69.


When it comes to skills, Technical Sales seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $11.38. Customer Service is a popular skill among Office Max, Inc. workers, with a majority of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Customer Relations, Retail, and Sales are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of workers report receiving paid vacation days, but only one in ten workers are paid for sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Office Max, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a little more than half of workers participate. More than half of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of workers also include dental insurance. Privileges also include life insurance, flexible hours, 401(a), and a company cell phone.

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Typical Benefits
Vacation Weeks
2.0 Weeks
1.3 Weeks
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Gender Breakdown
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Popular Perks
401(k), Paid Holidays / Vacation, Casual Dress/Atmosphere
401(k), Paid Holidays / Vacation, Paid Sick Leave
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Key Stats



34 %

female alumni


66 %

male alumni
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$8 - $14
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$8 - $13

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

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