Nearing the top of the pay scale are Deli Managers, Meat Cutters, Bakers, and Assistant Front End Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $15.74 per hour, the other salaries come in at about $13.99, around $11.25, and $10.65, respectively. On the lower end are Cashiers at $9.33 on average.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $10.59 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (50 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $10.60 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $14.13 per hour) can be spotted in Little Rock, Ark.; Williamsburg, Va. ($11.20), Bradenton, Fla. ($10.99), and Miami, Fla. (approximately $10.49) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Memphis, Tenn.; in fact, at around $9.00 it is one of the worst-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Louisiana; pay there average to about $13.35 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $12.58 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. The Fresh Market, Inc. compensates Associate of Arts (AA)-holders the most at approximately $11.35 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Food Preparation in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $13.92 per hour. A common skill in The Fresh Market, Inc.'s work force is Customer Service; a majority of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Cash Handling, Order Inventory, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
The larger part of survey participants contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Health insurance is part of the package for the larger part of respondents, and for the larger part of employees, dental coverage is too. The Fresh Market, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, 401(a), a casual working environment, company store discount, employee stock purchase plan (espp), and flexible hours.