When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $37.78 per hour) can be spotted in Fontana, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of San Bernardino, Calif. ($21.00), Twentynine Palms, Calif. (about $20.05), and Hemet, Calif. ($17.30) are the next top-paying cities. Santa Ana, Calif. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $10.00.
Meat Cutters earn the highest median pay at approximately $21.25 per hour, followed by Sales Clerks and Cashiers ($20.10), Pharmacy Technicians (around $17.40), and Grocery Clerks (approximately $14.44). Courtesy Clerks are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $9.20.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $10.17 per hour. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $14.55 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Stater Bros. Markets employees (33 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $19.55 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications receive bigger paychecks ($27.50 per hour) than those without credentials.
In this position, it pays to have Inventory Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $20.76 per hour. Customer Service is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; the larger part of Stater Bros. Markets' people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Cash Handling, Retail, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one in four respondents receiving paid vacation and slightly less than a fifth of workers receiving sick leave. With an eye toward the future, Stater Bros. Markets offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of workers can count on health insurance, and a fair number of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Perks also include tuition reimbursement.