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Average Hourly Rate for H.E.B. Employees

H.E.B. workers earn an average of $12.28 per hour, with $20.21 for overtime. How long you've been working influences pay for H.E.B. workers the most, followed by your role at the company and where you live. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

H.E.B. typically pays:
at market
Similar employers pay:
above market
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CVS / Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc,
Employer: H.E.B.
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Cashier (12)
$8.93 - $13.42  
[-]Cashier (12)
Hourly Rate$8.93 - $13.42  
[+]Pharmacy Technician (5)
$9.66 - $18.66  
[+]Pharmacy Technician (5)
Hourly Rate$9.66 - $18.66  
[+]Food Service Worker (3)
$9.09 - $15.41  
[+]Food Service Worker (3)
Hourly Rate$9.09 - $15.41  
[+]Night Stocker (2)
$9.08 - $14.03  
[+]Night Stocker (2)
Hourly Rate$9.08 - $14.03  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
United States (change)

Years of Experience

Staying at the company for five to ten years brings notable financial rewards; the average income in this window is about $15.04 per hour. Overall, the greater share of H.E.B. folks have one to four years of experience and earn around $10.75 per hour.


Meat Cutters earn the highest median pay at $15.48, followed by Pharmacy Technicians (approximately $14.25), Food Service Workers ($12.32), and Grocery Stockers ($12.00). Among the lower-paid positions at H.E.B. are Cashiers — typical salaries for this role approach $9.72.


Median pay is highest in Brenham (approximately $14.75 per hour), followed by San Antonio ($14.45), College Station (about $13.64), and Leander ($12.86). Expected earnings are below average (around $12.16) in Houston, one of the lowest-paid cities.

Certifications and Degrees

Being an OSHA Forklift Operator Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach $14.20 and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Salaries typically rise to $13.13 per hour for accredited Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists. H.E.B. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in approximately $14.37 per hour.


In this position, it pays to have Retail in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $14.72. A common skill in H.E.B.'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, Data Entry, and Spanish Language.

Benefits and Perks

Only a quarter of workers for the company enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. A majority of workers save for retirement through H.E.B.'s 401(k) plan. H.E.B. provides health insurance to more than half of workers, and a majority of workers do receive dental coverage. H.E.B. also dishes out privileges such as flexible hours, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

Key Stats

42 %
58 %
Hourly Rate
$10 - $15
Hourly Rate
$9 - $15
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

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