Average Hourly Rate for Pepsi Bottling Group Employees

Somers, N.Y.-based Pepsi Bottling Group hires for positions ranging from Merchandiser to Tractor-Trailer Driver in the beverages. Employees of Pepsi Bottling Group bring in an average of $16.29 per hour, and when they are working overtime, they earn $25.25. What you do at the company influences pay for Pepsi Bottling Group workers the most, followed by your city and how long you've been working. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Maintenance Technicians represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $27.30 per hour — though Field Service Technicians, Tractor-Trailer Drivers, and Merchandisers also do fairly well at around $20.51, $18.21, and $15.03, respectively. Near the bottom at Pepsi Bottling Group are Forklift Operators, pulling in an average of just about $14.00.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $21.07 per hour) can be spotted in Grand Rapids, Mich.; Atlanta, Ga. ($18.38), Denver, Colo. (approximately $16.85), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($16.50) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Chillicothe, Mo.; in fact, at around $10.48 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Pepsi Bottling Group employees make the most in California, earning $18.86 per hour on average.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $16.01 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $14.64 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

HVAC Journeymans are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $27.05 per hour. It pays to have an Associate's Degree at Pepsi Bottling Group — these employees make the most at around $21.02 per hour.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Electronic Troubleshooting; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $21.62 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Pepsi Bottling Group is Customer Service, with one in three considering it a key competency. Key skills also include Merchandising, Sales, and Machine Operation.


Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Pepsi Bottling Group; the company rewards only half of survey participants with paid vacation time and only a fifth of employees with sick leave. With an eye toward the future, Pepsi Bottling Group offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of workers, and a fair number of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a company cell phone, and free drinks.

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