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Average Hourly Rate for The Fresh Market, Inc. Employees

The Fresh Market, Inc. (headquartered in Greensboro, N.C.) offers a host of job openings in the staple the retail, from Meat Cutter to Baker. Employees of The Fresh Market, Inc. bring in an average of $10.72 per hour, and when they are working overtime, they earn $13.75. Your job title influences pay for The Fresh Market, Inc. workers the most, followed by your experience level and your city. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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)
$9.78 - $19.35  
[-]Meat Cutter (9)
Hourly Rate$9.78 - $19.35  
[+]Cashier (7)
$7.47 - $11.67  
[+]Cashier (7)
Hourly Rate$7.47 - $11.67  
[+]Baker (7)
$8.22 - $13.21  
[+]Baker (7)
Hourly Rate$8.22 - $13.21  
[+]Produce Clerk (Grocery) (6)
$8.19 - $15.09  
[+]Produce Clerk (Grocery) (6)
Hourly Rate$8.19 - $15.09  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96

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Greensboro, North Carolina 



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Meat Cutters are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $14.86 per hour; Bakers, Produce Clerks, and Assistant Front End Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $10.71, $10.24, and around $10.19, respectively. Near the bottom at The Fresh Market, Inc. are Cashiers, pulling in an average of just $8.82.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at The Fresh Market, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn approximately $9.99 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (52 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $10.37 per hour.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.00 per hour) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Pembroke Pines, Fla. ($12.74), Asheville, N.C. ($11.27), and Houston, Texas (around $10.44) are the next top-paying cities. Charlotte, N.C. ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $9.66, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, The Fresh Market, Inc. employees make the most in California, earning about $15.00 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ServSafe Food Handlers earn $14.86 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. At The Fresh Market, Inc., employees who hold an Associate's Degree receive the highest pay at around $13.14.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Food Preparation; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $17.49 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among The Fresh Market, Inc. workers, with the greater part of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Cash Handling, Order Inventory, and Merchandising.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about 19 percent receiving paid vacation and less than ten percent of workers receiving sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and a strong majority of respondents use it to save for retirement. Perks cover health insurance for a solid majority of respondents and dental coverage for a majority of respondents. Other privileges include a casual working environment, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and stock options.

Key Stats for The Fresh Market, Inc.


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55 %
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$8 - $11
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 18 votes.
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