Average Hourly Rate for Publix Super Markets Inc Employees

Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $16.99), people who work for Publix Super Markets Inc earn a median wage of $10.66 per hour. Though where you live and what you do at the company do impact pay, how long you've been working is the primary influence on employee salary at Publix Super Markets Inc. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $11.27 per hour on average. The largest slice of the Publix Super Markets Inc workforce (52 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $10.05 per hour.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.43 per hour) can be spotted in Lakeland, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga. (about $11.55), Orlando, Fla. (around $11.29), and Tampa, Fla. ($10.72) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Miami, Fla.; in fact, at $9.22 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in North Carolina, where the average salary is $12.53 per hour.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Meat Cutters, Cake Decorators, Pharmacy Technicians, and Grocery Clerks; while the first receives the highest median pay at $13.83 per hour, the other salaries come in at around $11.35, about $10.78, and approximately $10.25, respectively. Earning only $9.10 on average, Cashiers make less than most people in the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach around $13.02 per hour for OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. Those with an Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) at Publix Super Markets Inc come out on top, and their salaries approach about $12.00 per hour.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Retail Pharmacy; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $12.48 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Publix Super Markets Inc workers, with a strong majority of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Three more common skills are Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Data Entry.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just one in eight workers. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Publix Super Markets Inc provides an optional 401(k) plan, and just over two-fifths of workers participate. For the larger part of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of workers get dental coverage, too. Publix Super Markets Inc also dishes out privileges such as a stock purchase plan, employee stock ownership plan (esop), stock options, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Publix Super Markets Inc


47 %
53 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $13
Hourly Rate
$9 - $14
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 158 votes.

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