Average Hourly Rate for Food City Employees

Food City offers employees an average of $8.18 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $12.17. For the most part, employee paychecks at Food City fluctuate depending on your role at the company; how long you've been working and where you live also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

Employer: Food City
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Cashier (5)
$7.38 - $11.58  
[-]Cashier (5)
Hourly Rate$7.38 - $11.58  
[+]Cake Decorator (2)
$6.83 - $11.72  
[+]Cake Decorator (2)
Hourly Rate$6.83 - $11.72  
[+]Front End Manager (2)
$6.75 - $12.03  
[+]Front End Manager (2)
Hourly Rate$6.75 - $12.03  
[+]Meat Cutter (2)
$7.82 - $14.07  
[+]Meat Cutter (2)
Hourly Rate$7.82 - $14.07  
 Precise Range (?
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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The highest average salaries go to Meat Cutters, who bring in close to $9.65, though Front End Managers are not far behind at about $8.55 along with Cashiers earning around $7.86.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $7.31. The largest fraction of Food City people (63 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $8.21 per hour.


The highest pay by state can be found in Kentucky, where pay average out at $9.65 per hour.


Employees who count Order Inventory among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $9.63. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; over one-half of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Key skills also include Cash Handling, Retail, and Customer Relations.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and a majority of workers use it to save for retirement. Just under one in three workers can count on health insurance, and close to a fifth of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Food City


60 %
40 %
Hourly Rate
$7 - $9
Hourly Rate
$8 - $14
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

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