Average Hourly Rate for Food City Employees

On average, Food City employees receive $9.19 per hour. When overtime pay is included, this wage rises to $12.87. Your experience level influences pay for Food City workers the most, followed by your role at the company and your city. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $9.74 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Food City employees (58 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $8.95 per hour on average.


Meat Cutters represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $11.35 per hour — though Head Cashiers, Cake Decorators, and Front End Managers also do fairly well at approximately $10.00, around $9.01, and $9.00, respectively. Cashiers make an average approximately $8.27, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($11.20 per hour) can be spotted in Morristown, Tenn.; Kingsport, Tenn. (around $10.00), Newport, Tenn. ($9.98), and Knoxville, Tenn. (about $9.68) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Abingdon, Va. at $8.50. Food City workers in Georgia earn the most — $9.22 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified Pharmacy Technician certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $10.25 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. It pays to have a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Food City — these employees make the most at around $9.75 per hour.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Inventory Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $11.00 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; the greater part deem it necessary for work. Three more common skills are Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and People Management.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and a fair number of respondents use it to save for retirement. More than two-fifths of workers receive health insurance, and just over two-fifths of workers get dental coverage.

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