The highest average salaries go to Meat Cutters, who bring in close to approximately $14.86, though Seafood Specialists are not far behind at around $13.49 along with Assistant Front End Managers ($11.29) and Bakers ($10.71). Cashiers are among the lowest paid at about $8.94.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay generally amounts to $10.08. The largest slice of the The Fresh Market, Inc. workforce (52 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns around $10.30 per hour.
Median pay is highest in Atlanta (about $14.00 per hour), followed by Cincinnati ($11.79), Houston ($10.44), and Asheville (approximately $10.19). Expected earnings are below average ($9.37) in Tampa, one of the lowest-paid cities. Across The Fresh Market, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home approximately $15.00 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $14.72 and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified Food Protection Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of around $12.50 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate's Degree; The Fresh Market, Inc. awards $13.14 to these degree-holders.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Order Inventory; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $13.65. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, half of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Merchandising.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about a third of workers receiving paid vacation and one in six workers receiving sick leave. Most workers save for retirement through The Fresh Market, Inc.'s 401(k) plan. A fair portion of workers report having health insurance, and a majority of workers report having dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance, a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, and stock options.