When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.30 per hour) can be spotted in Appleton, Wisc.; Fort Atkinson, Wisc. (about $11.79), Green Bay, Wisc. (approximately $11.68), and Holmen, Wisc. ($11.63) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($9.24) in La Crosse, Wisc., one of the lowest-paid cities.
The highest average salaries go to Bakers, who bring in close to around $14.00 per hour, though Cashiers are not far behind at $10.35 along with Deli Clerks earning $9.25.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of approximately $11.33 per hour. The largest fraction of Festival Foods people (33 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn around $10.75 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified ServSafe Food Handlers, who make $12.32 per hour. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in about $15.00 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Data Entry; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $11.00 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Customer Service; a majority consider it a key competency. Customer Relations, Cash Handling, and Food Preparation round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
A fair number of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for nearly one-half of workers and dental coverage for just over two-fifths of workers. Festival Foods also dishes out privileges such as company store discount, employee stock ownership plan (esop), stock options, a casual working environment, and life insurance.