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.