Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $10.68 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Jewel - Osco employees (53 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $9.47 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $15.03 per hour) can be spotted in Hoffman Estates, Ill.; Chicago, Ill. (around $11.85), Schaumburg, Ill. (approximately $10.97), and Aurora, Ill. ($10.75) are the next top-paying cities. Grayslake, Ill. is near the bottom for pay at about $9.46.
Certified Pharmacy Technicians rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $11.58 per hour; Pharmacy Technicians come in second with average earnings amounting to $11.20, while Deli Clerks and Stockers rank near the top as well (approximately $9.50 and $9.46, respectively). On the lower end are Bakery Clerks at $8.94 on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $16.53 per hour. Jewel - Osco workers who hold a Certificate (Cert), Information Technology (IT) are also well compensated, earning about $12.35 on average.
Employees who count Inventory Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $11.58 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, the greater part of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Customer Relations, Retail, and Cash Handling.
Benefits and Perks
A solid majority of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Nearly one-half have health insurance, and benefits for roughly two-fifths of workers also include dental insurance. Employees can also look forward to flexible hours and life insurance.