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Average Hourly Rate for The Fresh Market, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., The Fresh Market, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the retail, from Meat Cutter to Baker. The Fresh Market, Inc. workers report earning an average of $10.47 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $14.70. For the most part, employee paychecks at The Fresh Market, Inc. fluctuate depending on your job title; how long you've been working and geography also matter, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Greensboro, North Carolina 



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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Meat Cutters, Bakers, Produce Clerks, and Assistant Front End Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $14.81 per hour, the other salaries come in at approximately $10.86, around $10.50, and $10.13, respectively. Cashiers at The Fresh Market, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($8.97 on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $9.99 per hour. The largest slice of the The Fresh Market, Inc. workforce (51 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $10.18 per hour.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.00 per hour) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Miami, Fla. ($12.29), Asheville, N.C. ($11.27), and Houston, Texas (around $10.44) are the next top-paying cities. Memphis, Tenn. is near the bottom for pay at about $9.00. Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of $13.00 per hour) in Georgia.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ServSafe Food Handlers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $14.98 per hour. At The Fresh Market, Inc., employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest pay at about $11.75.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Food Preparation; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $17.49 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, the greater part of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other top skills include Cash Handling, Order Inventory, and Computer Service.

Benefits and Perks

A solid majority of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. The Fresh Market, Inc. provides health insurance to the larger part of workers, and a majority of survey participants do receive dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, and stock options.

Key Stats for The Fresh Market, Inc.


45 %
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $11
Hourly Rate
$9 - $14
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Rated 3 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
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