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. The Kroger Company workers earn an average of $10.01 per hour normally and $18.26 during overtime hours. How long you've been working is the biggest factor affecting pay for The Kroger Company workers, followed by what you do at the company and your city. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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The Kroger Company typically pays:
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Employer: The Kroger Company
Hourly Rate Range by Job
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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Cashier (87)
$7.25 - $11.64  
[-]Cashier (87)
Overtime$4.89 - $14.39  
Hourly Rate$7.25 - $11.64  
[+]Pharmacy Technician (53)
$7.85 - $13.01  
[+]Pharmacy Technician (53)
Hourly Rate$7.85 - $13.01  
[+]Deli Clerk (41)
$7.16 - $10.61  
[+]Deli Clerk (41)
Hourly Rate$7.16 - $10.61  
[+]Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) (38)
$8.75 - $17.43  
[+]Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) (38)
Overtime$8.85 - $33.28  
Hourly Rate$8.75 - $17.43  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 888

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About This Company

1014 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


Retail, Grocery Stores


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Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $12.45 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of The Kroger Company employees (49 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $8.25 per hour on average.


Earning around $13.33 per hour on average, Meat Cutters receive the most money, followed by Certified Pharmacy Technicians ($11.19), Pharmacy Technicians ($10.08), and Produce Clerks (approximately $8.12). With salaries averaging about $7.72, Deli Clerks are among the lowest paid at The Kroger Company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $14.79 per hour) can be spotted in Nashville, Tenn.; the company's headquarter city of Cincinnati, Ohio ($13.02), Memphis, Tenn. ($12.45), and Columbus, Ohio ($10.00) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Atlanta, Ga. — at approximately $9.26, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of around $12.00 per hour) in Tennessee.

Certifications and Degrees

Being an Environmental Protection Agency Universal Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach $23.39 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at The Kroger Company — these employees make the most at $55.79 per hour.


When it comes to skills, Order Inventory seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $12.68 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; the larger part of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Retail Pharmacy.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only two-fifths of survey participants receiving paid vacation and one in ten workers receiving paid sick days. A majority of workers participate in a 401(k) program. The Kroger Company provides health insurance to a strong majority of survey participants, and the larger part of survey participants do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for The Kroger Company


48 %
52 %
Hourly Rate
$7 - $14
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 217 votes.
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