Cake Decorators rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $15.96 per hour; Bakers come in second with average earnings amounting to around $14.00, while Cashiers and Deli Clerks rank near the top as well ($10.78 and $9.25, respectively).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.30 per hour) can be spotted in Appleton, Wisc.; Fond Du Lac, Wisc. (about $12.96), Fort Atkinson, Wisc. (around $11.79), and Green Bay, Wisc. ($11.77) are the next top-paying cities. La Crosse, Wisc. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $9.00.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $11.74 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $11.96 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $12.32 per hour. At Festival Foods, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest pay at $15.00.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Order Inventory; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $12.76 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; the larger part of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers usually know Cash Handling, Food Preparation, and Data Entry as well.
Benefits and Perks
Most workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. For approximately half, benefits include health insurance, and about one-half get dental coverage, too. The list of perks also includes company store discount, employee stock ownership plan (esop), stock options, and life insurance.