Average Hourly Rate for Food City Employees

On average, Food City employees receive $8.56 per hour. When overtime pay is included, this wage rises to $12.29. For the most part, employee paychecks at Food City fluctuate depending on geography; your role at the company and your experience level also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $13.50 per hour) can be spotted in Crossville, Tenn.; Morristown, Tenn. ($10.49), Knoxville, Tenn. (about $9.41), and Maynardville, Tenn. ($9.25) are the next top-paying cities. Prestonsburg, Ky. is near the bottom for pay at $8.58. By state, Food City pays its Kentucky employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $9.47 per hour.


Meat Cutters represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $10.39 per hour — though Head Cashiers, Restaurant Cooks, and Cake Decorators also do fairly well at $10.24, approximately $9.11, and about $8.74, respectively. Food City hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Cashiers (around $7.90 on average).

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $7.97 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (60 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $8.64 per hour.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Customer Relations; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $9.43 per hour. A common skill in Food City's work force is Customer Service; over one-half of survey participants report using it on the job. Three more common skills are Cash Handling, Retail, and People Management.

Benefits and Perks

Food City sponsors a 401(k) program, and a majority of workers use this option to save for their retirement. Perks cover health insurance for slightly less than a third of workers and dental coverage for slightly more than a fifth of workers. Employees can also look forward to life insurance and flexible hours.

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