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Propelled by consumer spending, the retail remains strong, and job availability is widespread at Office Max, Inc., a Naperville, Ill.-based retail company (positions include Sales Associate, Sales Consultant, and more). Employees of Office Max, Inc. bring in an average of $10.23 per hour, and when they are working overtime, they earn $18.31. Your city is the biggest factor affecting pay for Office Max, Inc. workers, followed by how long you've been working and your role at the company. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Office Max, Inc. typically pays:
above market

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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 (9)
$7.31 - $12.66  
[-]Sales Associate (9)
Hourly Rate$7.31 - $12.66  
[+]Sales Consultant (6)
$7.33 - $19.93  
[+]Sales Consultant (6)
Hourly Rate$7.33 - $19.93  
[+]Operations Supervisor (5)
$9.49 - $22.05  
[+]Operations Supervisor (5)
Hourly Rate$9.49 - $22.05  
[+]Sales Specialist (4)
$8.23 - $17.75  
[+]Sales Specialist (4)
Hourly Rate$8.23 - $17.75  
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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: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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About This Company

Naperville, Illinois 60563


Retail, Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers, Office supplies

Office Max, OfficeMax, OfficeMax Inc, Officemax, Inc, Officemax, Inc.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $19.72 per hour) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; Honolulu, Hawaii ($18.49), Morristown, Tenn. ($12.00), and Anchorage, Alaska (around $9.61) are the next top-paying cities. Flower Mound, Texas ranks low on the pay scale — at $8.03, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Illinois offers the highest pay at about $15.25 per hour.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $12.93 per hour. The largest slice of the Office Max, Inc. workforce (61 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $9.84 per hour.


The highest paychecks go to Customer Service Representatives, who earn an average about $15.25 per hour, closely trailed by Operations Supervisors ($12.20), Operations Managers (around $12.00), and Sales Specialists (approximately $10.17). With salaries averaging $7.81, Cashiers are among the lowest paid at Office Max, Inc.

Certifications and Degrees

Microsoft Office Specialists receive bigger paychecks (approximately $12.36 per hour) than those without credentials. Employees who have an Associate's Degree make the most here, hauling in $12.93 per hour.


Employees who count Customer Relations among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $11.79 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill in the Office Max, Inc. workforce; the larger part of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Technical Sales, Retail, and Cash Handling.

Benefits and Perks

Office Max, Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and around half of workers use this option to save for their retirement. The larger part of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for the larger part of survey participants also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance and a company cell phone.

Key Stats for Office Max, Inc.


35 %
65 %
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 25 votes.
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