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Average Hourly Rate for Sears, Roebuck and Co. Employees

Propelled by consumer spending, the retail remains strong, and job availability is widespread at Sears, Roebuck and Co., a Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based retail company (positions include Cashier, Sales Associate, and more). Sears, Roebuck and Co. workers report earning an average of $8.66 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $17.85. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Sears, Roebuck and Co. typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
at market
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Winco Foods Inc., The Home Depot Inc.
Employer: Sears, Roebuck and Co.
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About This Company

3333 BEVERLY RD B-5 317A
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60179



Sears Roebuck & Co

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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Sears, Roebuck and Co. for between five and 10 years earn around $9.82 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (46 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $8.14 per hour on average.


By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Ohio, where the average salary is $16.00 per hour.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Appliance Technicians, Home Appliance Repairers, Sales Associates, and Cashiers; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $18.00 per hour, the other salaries come in at $15.48, about $8.50, and $8.11, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Sears, Roebuck and Co. are Office Assistants — the median salary for this role approaches about $7.37.

Certifications and Degrees

Sears, Roebuck and Co. compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at approximately $15.57 per hour.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Inventory Control among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $15.13 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Sears, Roebuck and Co. is Customer Service, with the greater part considering it a key competency. Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Sales were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

More than a third of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for a little more than half of workers, and for roughly two in five workers, dental coverage is too. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Sears, Roebuck and Co.


47 %
53 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $10
Hourly Rate
$7 - $19
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 9 votes.
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