Average Hourly Rate for Food City Employees

On average, Food City employees receive $8.61 per hour. When overtime pay is included, this wage rises to $12.29. Where you live plays the largest role in compensation at Food City, but your role at the company and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $13.50 per hour) can be spotted in Crossville, Tenn.; Knoxville, Tenn. (around $9.41), Maynardville, Tenn. (approximately $9.25), and Morristown, Tenn. ($9.25) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Prestonsburg, Ky. — at $8.58, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Food City workers in Tennessee earn the most — $8.79 per hour on average.


The highest paychecks go to Meat Cutters, who earn an average $11.00 per hour, closely trailed by Head Cashiers (about $10.00), Restaurant Cooks ($9.11), and Cake Decorators ($8.74). Cashiers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of around $7.90.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $8.26 per hour. Overall, the greater share of Food City folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average about $8.50 per hour.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be People Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $9.25 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Food City is Customer Service; more than half of employees use it for work. Key skills also include Cash Handling, Retail, and Customer Relations.

Benefits and Perks

The larger part of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Just under one in three workers have health insurance, and benefits for one in four workers also include dental insurance. Some other perks are life insurance and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for Food City


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46 %
Hourly Rate
$7 - $9
Hourly Rate
$8 - $13
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20 years or more

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