How to get a job at Lowe’s

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There are around 1,738 Lowe’s stores around the globe, with most locations based in the US.

Lowe’s is a home improvement retail chain and a one-stop shop for anyone looking to complete a project. Whether it’s a homeowner working on a small renovation or a builder constructing a new building, Lowe’s is the place to shop.

Due to its size, Lowe’s is always on the lookout for new team members. There are roles for both in-store and warehouse employees.

Thinking of applying? You’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll share an array of details about the company and the types of jobs you can apply for.

Let’s get started.

What is Lowe’s?

Lowe's is a popular home improvement retail chain in the US. The company employs around 300,000 associates and serves over 17 million customers each week.

While today it's a household name, Lowe's started small. It all began in 1921 when L.S. Lowe opened Lowe’s North Wilkesboro Hardware in North Carolina. The store originally sold a range of goods, including food and grocery items.

In 1946, Lowe's had a shake-up and became a dedicated hardware store. By 1949, the second store opened, and the company has continued to grow over time.

Now, your local Lowe's has everything for DIY-ers and professional builders. Their product range includes appliances, plumbing accessories, tools, lawn products, paint, and building supplies.

Top competitors for Lowe's include The Home Depot and Ace Hardware.

Lowe's is an equal-opportunity employer that values a friendly work culture. Workers get a range of benefits, and there is the potential for career growth.

How much can you make at Lowe's?

Before you apply for a Lowe’s job, you may be wondering how much you can make. Of course, the salary can vary between locations, job titles, and work experience.

In the US, the average wage for a Lowe’s team member is $14.22 per hour.

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If you want to apply for a job as a customer service associate, the salary can range from $11.00 to $16.00 per hour. If you’d prefer to work as a sales associate, the rate is between ​​$11.00 and $17.00 per hour.

Cashiers make slightly less, with an average rate of $13.00 per hour.

Prefer a warehouse or distribution-style role? Lowe’s stockers make between $10.00 and $16.00 per hour, while delivery drivers make between $14.00 and $24.00 per hour. On the other hand, loaders make an average of $13.00 per hour.

Receiving clerks make between ​​$12.00 and $18.00 per hour.

The Lowe’s application process

Want to work at Lowe's? There are a few steps you'll need to take before you get hired. Here is a rundown of the application process.

Visit the Lowe’s career page

Start by registering for an account with the Lowe’s career portal. We recommend creating a profile because it will help make applying for jobs at Lowe’s easier.

Your account also allows you to manage applications in process, save jobs you might consider later, and check your application status online.

Pick the job you are interested in at Lowe's

Select the city and state you'd like to work in, then choose from the list of jobs you want to apply to. Lowe’s uses a search box to assist in filtering jobs. It’s helpful to know the title of the job you want (see the list below).

Lowe’s hires both full-time (schedules of 38-40 hours/week) and part-time (schedules of up to 25 hours/week) employees. The posting title indicates the job type.

Lowe's has jobs for people with a range of skills and interests. Before you apply, you need to decide which position is right for you.

To help you find the right fit, here are some of the most popular job types.

There are different types of careers available in-store. Let's take a look at what's currently available.

Cashier

Cashiers process customer transactions (including purchases and returns) and package purchases.

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They're responsible for greeting customers and answering questions. Cashiers use a point-of-sale (POS) system to process credit card and cash payments. They print receipts and make sure it's a positive shopping experience.

Cashiers make sure the work area is tidy and well-presented at all times.

To work in this role, you'll need to pride yourself on providing quality customer service. The role can involve long hours on your feet, and you'll need excellent computer skills and cash-handling skills.

If you have at least six months of retail experience, it'll be an advantage.

Sales associate

Floor sales associates are hired to help with specialty home improvement departments within the store. For example, you can sell appliances, millwork, cabinets, flooring, tiling, professional services, lawn and garden, windows and walls, electrical, or plumbing supplies.

Sales associates are expected to deliver exceptional customer service. They recommend the proper products to the customer, verify price quotes, and make sure all customer needs are met.

To work in this role, you should be comfortable lifting 25 pounds or more. Sales associates spend most of their shifts on their feet, and some bending and stretching may be required.

Computer skills and retail experience are preferred. If you have a background in sales, it’ll help your application stand out.

Receiver/stocker

Stockers make sure that store merchandise is received, stocked, and refilled correctly. Stockers keep the back stockroom clean and organized.

When trucks arrive, these team members are there to meet them. They carefully unload inventory and make sure everything is in good condition.

They use inventory management systems to track all merchandise and reorder as required. The role can be physically demanding, with lifting, bending, and stretching. You should be able to lift 25 pounds or more.

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It can be an entry-level position, but any relevant experience will boost your application.

For example, forklifts are often used in the warehouse, and you’ll need training to safely operate the machinery. If you already have a forklift certification, that’s beneficial.

Shifts vary from early morning to late afternoon/evening to overnight.

Merchandising service associate

The merchandising service associate builds displays. They make sure signage and pricing are accurate and attractive throughout the store. They work closely with store staff and vendors to complete projects.

Merchandising service associates help ‌plan sales and special promotions. They can also support team members in other areas of the store. For example, these associates help customers find what they’re looking for.

They make sure the store is clean and tidy. If there are any maintenance issues, they'll put in a request for repairs.

The role can involve lifting, and you’ll need excellent attention to detail. If you have experience in retail or marketing, it’ll look good on your resume.

Warehouse associate

The primary responsibility of this position is to receive, put away, pick, and ship merchandise at a distribution center.

They keep the warehouse organized and double-check orders. They load and unload trucks, sometimes multiple times a day. Warehouse associates recycle boxes and dispose of garbage.

These team members rely on technology to do their jobs. For example, they use handheld scanners to keep track of incoming and outgoing packages. Warehouse associates also use computers and lifting aids, including forklifts.

You’ll need a high school diploma, good physical fitness, and teamwork skills. If you have warehouse experience, make sure you include it in your application.

Delivery coordinator

This is a detail-oriented, multi-tasking position. The delivery coordinator makes sure merchandise is accurately accounted for, handled, and delivered to customers on time.

The delivery coordinator is the liaison between customers, drivers, and vendors.

They keep track of orders, and if there’s a delay, they’ll try to find a solution. Delivery coordinators can often be found sitting behind a desk.

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To work in this role, you’ll need excellent communication skills. Experience in a similar role is usually required.

Tips for filling out a job application at Lowe's

To help speed things along, you can import your profile from your account. If you didn’t create a profile, you’ll be asked to answer the typical application questions:

  • Are you a current Lowe’s employee?

  • Contact information

  • Employment history

  • Education

  • Basic questions — “Are you legally able to work in the US,” “Are you 18 or older,” and “What's your availability?”

  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit form — this is a program for employers who can earn federal tax credits for hiring individuals from certain groups of people

Application complete! You’ll usually receive an answer about your application within two weeks.

How to check the status of your Lowe’s job application

Once you’ve submitted your application, you can check the status anytime. Here’s how:

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  • Log in to your Lowe’s career portal

  • Click on the Candidate Zone dropdown, and select Dashboard

  • In the Dashboard, click on the Applications tab

  • Click on Submitted Applications. Your submitted applications will be listed, along with the status

  • “In process” means your materials have been received and are being reviewed

  • “Approved” means the hiring managers have the info they need to consider you for the job

  • “Interview” means that you have completed an interview or that the one is scheduled

  • "Interview stage" will be either “Hired” or “Not Hired”

Getting hired at Lowe’s

Lowe’s makes it easy to apply for jobs online and track your application submissions. Chances are, there’s a store near you. If you’re thinking of applying, there’s a range of jobs to choose from.

For example, if you want an in-store role, consider a job as a cashier, sales associate, receiver, or merchandising service associate. Alternatively, you can apply in the warehouse as a warehouse associate or delivery coordinator.

After reading this guide and jumping onto the Lowe’s careers portal, you’ll be on your way to a new job in no time!

Want to see what else is available? Browse other positions near you on our job board. Plus, you can find more guides like this one in our resource center.

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