Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $11.25 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Meijer, Inc. employees (48 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $9.91 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $13.75 per hour) can be spotted in Grand Rapids, Mich.; Detroit, Mich. (around $13.11), Lansing, Mich. (about $12.52), and Fort Wayne, Ind. ($12.20) are the next top-paying cities. At $10.13, Kalamazoo, Mich. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Illinois, where they average to approximately $11.27 per hour.
Cake Decorators rake in the most money, with average earnings of $11.24 per hour; Pharmacy Technicians come in second with average earnings amounting to $11.05, while Produce Clerks and Overnight Stockers rank near the top as well (around $10.41 and about $9.54, respectively). With salaries averaging around $8.77, Deli Clerks are among the lowest paid at Meijer, Inc.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $14.84 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Employees who have an Associate's Degree make the most here, hauling in $16.10 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Inventory Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $11.58 per hour. Customer Service is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; a majority of Meijer, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Other skills in demand are Cash Handling, Retail, and Retail Pharmacy.
Benefits and Perks
Approximately one-half participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. For a majority of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and more than half of workers get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are company store discount, life insurance, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and 401(a).