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 Cashier. The Fresh Market, Inc. offers employees an average of $10.40 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $13.23. Your role at the company influences pay for The Fresh Market, Inc. workers the most, followed by how long you've been working and geography. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Greensboro, North Carolina 



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Meat Cutters earn the highest median pay at about $14.98 per hour, followed by Bakers ($10.71), Produce Clerks ($10.50), and Assistant Front End Managers ($10.13). The Fresh Market, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Cashiers (around $8.97 on average).

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $10.04 per hour on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of The Fresh Market, Inc. employees (51 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $10.12 per hour on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $14.00 per hour) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Pembroke Pines, Fla. (about $12.74), Miami, Fla. ($12.29), and Asheville, N.C. (around $11.27) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Memphis, Tenn. — at $9.00, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Georgia, where the average salary is around $14.00 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ServSafe Food Handlers earn $14.98 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The Fresh Market, Inc. workers who hold an Associate's Degree are also well compensated, earning approximately $11.73 on average.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Food Preparation; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $17.49 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; a majority of employees surveyed report using it at work. Cash Handling, Order Inventory, and Computer Service were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, The Fresh Market, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a fair number of employees participate. A solid majority of employees receive health insurance, and a majority of employees get dental coverage. The Fresh Market, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, and stock options.

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