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 industry, from Meat Cutter to Baker. The Fresh Market, Inc. offers employees an average of $10.74 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $15.12. 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 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)
$9.68 - $19.11  
[-]Meat Cutter (9)
Hourly Rate$9.68 - $19.11  
[+]Cashier (7)
$7.42 - $11.34  
[+]Cashier (7)
Hourly Rate$7.42 - $11.34  
[+]Baker (6)
$8.10 - $12.98  
[+]Baker (6)
Hourly Rate$8.10 - $12.98  
[+]Deli Clerk (5)
$8.25 - $11.95  
[+]Deli Clerk (5)
Hourly Rate$8.25 - $11.95  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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About This Company

Greensboro, North Carolina 



Fresh Market

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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 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.

Key Stats for The Fresh Market, Inc.


51 %
49 %
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

Job Satisfaction

Rated 3 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

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