When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $18.00 per hour) can be spotted in Lansing, Mich.; Tipp City, Ohio ($13.96), Detroit, Mich. (about $13.78), and Columbus, Ohio ($12.90) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Kalamazoo, Mich.; in fact, at $10.29 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Wisconsin, where the average salary is around $16.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $10.88 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (45 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $9.73 per hour.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Meat Cutters, Store Detectives, Pharmacy Technicians, and Receiving Clerks; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $13.80 per hour, the other salaries come in at $12.00, $10.31, and approximately $9.08, respectively. On the lower end are Grocery Store Stock Clerks at $8.29 on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Immunization Pharmacist certainly has its perks — salaries approach $57.18 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Meijer, Inc. workers who hold an Associate's Degree, Business Management are also well compensated, earning about $13.40 on average.
In this position, it pays to have Inventory Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $10.75 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Meijer, Inc. workers, with more than two-fifths of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Cash Handling, Retail Pharmacy, and Customer Relations round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Meijer, Inc. helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. At Meijer, Inc., the larger part of survey participants have health insurance, and a majority of employees have dental coverage. Meijer, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.