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Average Hourly Rate for Food City Employees

Food City laborers see wages hovering around $8.18 per hour, excluding $12.17 for overtime. At Food City, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is what you do at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your experience level and geography each factor into the equation as well. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

Employer: Food City
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.
[-]Cashier (5)
$7.38 - $11.46  
[-]Cashier (5)
Hourly Rate$7.38 - $11.46  
[+]Meat Cutter (2)
$7.78 - $13.69  
[+]Meat Cutter (2)
Hourly Rate$7.78 - $13.69  
[+]Front End Manager (2)
$6.64 - $12.45  
[+]Front End Manager (2)
Hourly Rate$6.64 - $12.45  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
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: 31 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
United States (change)


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Meat Cutters, Front End Managers, and Cashiers; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $9.65, the other salaries come in at about $8.55 and around $7.86, respectively.

Years of Experience

Respondents with a company tenure of five to ten years tend to make $7.31. Broken down by tenure, the largest number of Food City employees (63 percent) have one to four years of experience and typically earn $8.21 per hour.


Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Kentucky, where they average to $9.65 per hour.


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 around $9.63. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, slightly more than half of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Cash Handling, Retail, and Customer Relations.

Benefits and Perks

More than half of workers participate in a 401(k) program. At Food City, approximately one in five workers have health insurance, and nearly one in five workers have dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Food City are life insurance and flexible hours.

Key Stats

60 %
40 %
Hourly Rate
$7 - $9
Hourly Rate
$8 - $14
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

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