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.