Average Hourly Rate for The Kroger Company Employees

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Kroger Company offers a range of employment opportunities in the retail, from Cashier to Pharmacy Technician. Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $18.46), people who work for The Kroger Company earn a median wage of $9.74 per hour. How long you've been working plays the largest role in compensation at The Kroger Company, but your city and your job title affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

1014 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


Retail, Grocery Stores


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Years of Experience

Average pay is $12.45 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (51 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $8.21 per hour on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($13.23 per hour) can be spotted in Nashville, Tenn.; the company's headquarter city of Cincinnati, Ohio (approximately $12.47), Memphis, Tenn. (about $12.00), and Atlanta, Ga. (around $10.00) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Houston, Texas — at approximately $8.16, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across The Kroger Company's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Tennessee earn the most, taking home around $10.77 per hour.


The highest average salaries go to Certified Pharmacy Technicians, who bring in close to $11.19 per hour, though Pharmacy Technicians are not far behind at $10.17 along with Produce Clerks (about $8.36) and Meat Clerks ($8.13). Earning only $7.46 on average, Courtesy Clerks make less than most people in the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $13.05 per hour for OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. The Kroger Company workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy are also well compensated, earning about $55.79 on average.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Order Inventory; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $12.84 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, the greater part of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Data Entry were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Only 37 percent at The Kroger Company enjoy paid vacation time, and just one in ten employees can take sick leave. The larger part of employees participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. The Kroger Company provides health insurance to a fair number of respondents, and a majority of employees do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and stock options.

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Key Stats for The Kroger Company


49 %
51 %
Hourly Rate
$7 - $13
Hourly Rate
$7 - $14
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

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