Average Hourly Rate for Office Max, Inc. Employees

Office Max, Inc. is a retail sector firm headquartered in Naperville, Ill. that hires for Sales Associate positions, Operations Supervisor roles, and more. On average, Office Max, Inc. employees receive $10.98 per hour. When overtime pay is included, this wage rises to $17.86. Geography influences pay for Office Max, Inc. workers the most, followed by your experience level and what you do at the company. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Office Max, Inc. typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: Office Max, 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.
[-]Sales Associate (11)
$7.49 - $11.54  
[-]Sales Associate (11)
Hourly Rate$7.49 - $11.54  
[+]Operations Supervisor (6)
$9.34 - $21.17  
[+]Operations Supervisor (6)
Hourly Rate$9.34 - $21.17  
[+]Sales Consultant (6)
$7.40 - $20.69  
[+]Sales Consultant (6)
Hourly Rate$7.40 - $20.69  
[+]Sales Specialist (5)
$8.33 - $17.13  
[+]Sales Specialist (5)
Hourly Rate$8.33 - $17.13  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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About This Company

Naperville, Illinois 60563


Retail, Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers, Office supplies

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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.

Key Stats for Office Max, Inc.


34 %
66 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $14
Hourly Rate
$8 - $13
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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

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