Average Hourly Rate for H.E.B. Employees

H.E.B. workers report earning an average of $12.38 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $20.21. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for H.E.B. workers, followed by what you do at the company and geography. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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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, Walmart.com
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 (14)
$8.97 - $12.99  
[-]Cashier (14)
Hourly Rate$8.97 - $12.99  
[+]Pharmacy Technician (5)
$9.61 - $18.60  
[+]Pharmacy Technician (5)
Hourly Rate$9.61 - $18.60  
[+]Food Service Worker (3)
$9.14 - $15.65  
[+]Food Service Worker (3)
Hourly Rate$9.14 - $15.65  
[+]Night Stocker (2)
$9.09 - $14.10  
[+]Night Stocker (2)
Hourly Rate$9.09 - $14.10  
 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: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 82
United States (change)

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years tend to make $15.04. The largest fraction of H.E.B. people (59 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $10.75 per hour.


Meat Cutters rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $15.48; Pharmacy Technicians come in second with typical earnings amounting to approximately $14.25, while Food Service Workers and Grocery Stockers rank near the top as well ($12.32 and around $12.00, respectively). Cashiers are among the lowest paid at $9.68.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.75 per hour) can be spotted in Brenham; San Antonio (around $14.45), College Station (about $13.64), and Houston (approximately $13.16) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($12.52) in Austin, one of the lowest-paid cities.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $14.59 for OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Certifieds also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $13.13 per hour. H.E.B. workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning about $14.37 on average.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Customer Relations; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $14.14. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, just over a half of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Some other standard skills here are Cash Handling, Retail, and Spanish Language.

Benefits and Perks

Merely one in four workers at H.E.B. earn paid vacation and paid sick time. More than half of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). H.E.B. provides health insurance to a majority of workers, and more than half of workers do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are flexible hours, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

Key Stats for H.E.B.


41 %
59 %
Hourly Rate
$10 - $16
Hourly Rate
$9 - $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 26 votes.

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