Average Hourly Rate for Food City Employees

On average, Food City employees receive $8.29 per hour. When overtime pay is included, this wage rises to $12.06. What you do at the company influences pay for Food City workers the most, followed by your experience level and where you live. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Food City
Hourly Rate Range by Job
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[-]Cashier (6)
$7.31 - $11.42  
[-]Cashier (6)
Hourly Rate$7.31 - $11.42  
[+]Meat Cutter (3)
$9.04 - $17.95  
[+]Meat Cutter (3)
Hourly Rate$9.04 - $17.95  
[+]Front End Manager (3)
$6.53 - $11.84  
[+]Front End Manager (3)
Hourly Rate$6.53 - $11.84  
[+]Cake Decorator (2)
$6.76 - $11.87  
[+]Cake Decorator (2)
Hourly Rate$6.76 - $11.87  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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.

Key Stats for Food City


64 %
36 %
Hourly Rate
$7 - $9
Hourly Rate
$8 - $15
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 14 votes.
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