Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $11.96 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (56 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $9.39 per hour on average.
Bringing in the most money are Bakery Managers — their earnings average approximately $13.50 per hour. Deli Managers are a close second at $12.00 along with Meat Cutters ($10.79) and Pharmacy Technicians (about $10.00). Among the lower-paid positions at Ingles Markets, Inc. are Baggers — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $7.58.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($12.25 per hour) can be spotted in Blue Ridge, Ga.; Cashiers, N.C. (around $12.24), the company's headquarter city of Asheville, N.C. (about $12.21), and Hendersonville, N.C. ($10.75) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Marshall, N.C. at $7.49. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Alabama pays Ingles Markets, Inc. the most — around $12.00 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certainly has its perks — salaries approach $13.75 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Ingles Markets, Inc. workers who hold a GED or High School Diploma are also well compensated, earning $9.50 on average.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Order Inventory; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $12.29 per hour. A common skill in Ingles Markets, Inc.'s work force is Customer Service; the larger part of survey participants report using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Cash Handling, Retail Pharmacy, and Food Preparation.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 23 percent receiving paid vacation and close to a seventh of workers receiving sick leave. Over a third of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). One-half can count on health insurance, and more than a third of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Privileges also include life insurance.