Meat Cutters represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $9.83 per hour — though Pharmacy Technicians, Cake Decorators, and Front End Managers also do fairly well at around $8.72, $8.15, and about $8.03, respectively. Food City hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Cashiers (approximately $7.85 on average).
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $7.45 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (56 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $8.21 per hour.
By state, Kentucky offers the highest pay at $9.47 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Customer Relations; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $9.97 per hour. A garden variety skill at Food City is Customer Service; just over a half of Food City's people use it regularly. Key skills also include Cash Handling, Retail, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Food City sponsors. Perks cover health insurance for slightly less than a third of workers and dental coverage for one in four workers. Perks also include life insurance and flexible hours.