The highest average salaries go to Supermarket Department Manager, Dairys, who bring in close to around $21.27 per hour, though Pharmacy Technicians are not far behind at $12.45 along with Stockers (about $11.50) and Food Service Workers ($11.50). Cashiers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $8.50.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $12.28 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $9.26 per hour.
Residents of Philadelphia, Pa. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $16.10 per hour; other top-paying cities include Toms River, N.J. ($13.00) and Vineland, N.J. (about $12.18). By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Pennsylvania, where the average salary is around $15.05 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $13.88 per hour for Certified ServSafe Food Handlers; non-accredited workers make much less. At Shop-Rite Super Market, Inc., employees who hold an Associate's Degree receive the highest pay at approximately $15.88.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Order Inventory; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $19.91 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Shop-Rite Super Market, Inc. is Cash Handling, with more than a third considering it a key competency. Customer Service, Customer Relations, and Retail were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Though a majority of employees get paid time off for vacation, only about 22 percent receive paid sick leave. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the larger part of employees, and the larger part of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, supplemental maternity leave, and a casual working environment.