Average Hourly Rate for Food City Employees

Employees of Food City bring in an average of $8.56 per hour, and when they are working overtime, they earn $12.29. At Food City, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your city — it impacts salary more than anything else — though what you do at the company and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($13.50 per hour) can be spotted in Crossville, Tenn.; Morristown, Tenn. ($10.49), Knoxville, Tenn. (around $9.41), and Maynardville, Tenn. (about $9.25) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Prestonsburg, Ky.; in fact, at $8.58 it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across Food City's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Kentucky earn the most, taking home approximately $9.47 per hour.


Meat Cutters rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $10.39 per hour; Head Cashiers come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $10.24, while Restaurant Cooks and Cake Decorators rank near the top as well (around $9.11 and $8.74, respectively). Among the lower-paid positions at Food City are Cashiers — the median salary for this role approaches $7.90.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Food City for between five and 10 years earn $7.97 per hour on average. The largest slice of the Food City workforce (60 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $8.64 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. It's pretty common to find people here who know Customer Service; more than half consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Cash Handling, Retail, and People Management.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. At Food City, between a fifth and a fourth of workers have health insurance, and just under one in four workers have dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance and flexible hours.

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