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Average Hourly Rate for The Fresh Market, Inc. Employees

The Fresh Market, Inc. (headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina) offers a host of job openings in the staple retail industry, from Meat Cutter to Baker. The average pay for The Fresh Market, Inc. employees is $10.79 per hour — without the $15.12 from overtime earnings. Your job title primarily drives compensation; however, your experience level and geography are also reported as secondary influences on salary at The Fresh Market, Inc. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

The Fresh Market, Inc. typically pays:
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Employer: The Fresh Market, Inc.
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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[-]Meat Cutter (9)
$9.24 - $19.77  
[-]Meat Cutter (9)
Hourly Rate$9.24 - $19.77  
[+]Cashier (7)
$7.43 - $11.33  
[+]Cashier (7)
Hourly Rate$7.43 - $11.33  
[+]Baker (7)
$8.17 - $13.13  
[+]Baker (7)
Hourly Rate$8.17 - $13.13  
[+]Produce Clerk (Grocery) (5)
$8.05 - $12.41  
[+]Produce Clerk (Grocery) (5)
Hourly Rate$8.05 - $12.41  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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The Fresh Market, Inc. Details

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The highest average salaries go to Meat Cutters, who bring in close to approximately $14.86, though Seafood Specialists are not far behind at $13.49 along with Assistant Front End Managers ($11.29) and Bakers ($10.71). Near the bottom at The Fresh Market, Inc. are Cashiers, pulling in just around $8.94.

Years of Experience

A tenure of five to ten years results in average pay of about $10.19. By and large, the biggest segment of The Fresh Market, Inc.'s workforce (52 percent) have been working for one to four years and take home $10.30 per hour.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $14.00 per hour) can be spotted in Atlanta; Pembroke Pines (around $12.74), Cincinnati (approximately $11.79), and Houston ($10.44) are the next top-paying cities. Charlotte is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $9.80. Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of $15.00 per hour) in California.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $14.72 for Certified ServSafe Food Handlers; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Food Protection Professional s with credentials; these people typically earn around $12.50 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate's Degree; The Fresh Market, Inc. awards approximately $13.14 to these degree-holders.


Employees who count Order Inventory among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $13.65. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; approximately half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Three more common skills are Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Merchandising.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; The Fresh Market, Inc. gives paid vacation days to one in three workers and sick leave to one in six workers. A fair portion of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that The Fresh Market, Inc. sponsors. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most workers, and more than half of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. The Fresh Market, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, and stock options.

Key Stats

53 %
47 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $12
Hourly Rate
$9 - $15
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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