Meat Cutters earn the highest median pay at $21.63 per hour, followed by Sales Clerks and Cashiers (approximately $20.59), Pharmacy Technicians ($17.54), and Grocery Clerks (around $12.52). Stater Bros. Markets hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Courtesy Clerks (about $9.53 on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($21.00 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of San Bernardino, Calif.; Twentynine Palms, Calif. (about $20.05), Riverside, Calif. (around $19.81), and Moreno Valley, Calif. ($17.60) are the next top-paying cities. Santa Ana, Calif. ranks low on the pay scale — at $10.05, it is one of the lowest-paid cities.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $10.40 per hour. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $17.40 per hour. Overall, the greater share of Stater Bros. Markets folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average about $19.72 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, who make approximately $30.00 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Inventory Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $20.85 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; the greater part of employees surveyed report using it at work. Retail, Cash Handling, and Merchandising round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only one in five respondents receiving paid vacation and one in seven employees receiving paid sick days. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Stater Bros. Markets, including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most employees report having health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants report having dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are paid holiday and sick leave and tuition reimbursement.