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Average Hourly Rate for Food City Employees

The average pay for Food City employees is $8.25 per hour. With overtime, that gets bumped up to $12.06. Though your experience level and geography do impact pay, your role at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at Food City. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Meat Cutters rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $9.83 per hour; Pharmacy Technicians come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $8.72, while Cake Decorators and Front End Managers rank near the top as well (around $8.50 and $8.03, respectively). With salaries averaging $7.90, Cashiers are among the lowest paid at Food City.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $7.68 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (57 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $8.23 per hour on average.


Residents of Knoxville, Tenn. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $9.09 per hour; other top-paying cities include Kingsport, Tenn. (around $9.00) and Prestonsburg, Ky. ($8.58). The highest pay by state can be found in Kentucky, where pay average out at about $9.47 per hour.


When it comes to skills, Customer Relations seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $9.43 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; about one-half deem it necessary for work. Cash Handling, Retail, and People Management round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for just under a third of workers, and for slightly more than a fifth of workers, dental coverage is too. Food City folks also make good use of life insurance and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Food City


67 %
33 %
Hourly Rate
$7 - $9
Hourly Rate
$8 - $15
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
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