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Average Hourly Rate for The Kroger Company Employees

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Kroger Company offers a range of employment opportunities in the retail industry, from Cashier to Pharmacy Technician. On average, The Kroger Company employees receive $10.29 per hour, not counting the $18.63 for overtime. The Kroger Company paychecks are largely negotiated based on how long you've been working, though your city and your role at the company are also considered. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

The Kroger Company typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
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Employer: The Kroger Company
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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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 (62)
$7.26 - $11.80  
[-]Cashier (62)
Overtime$4.89 - $14.40  
Hourly Rate$7.26 - $11.80  
[+]Pharmacy Technician (46)
$7.64 - $13.80  
[+]Pharmacy Technician (46)
Hourly Rate$7.64 - $13.80  
[+]Deli Clerk (36)
$7.15 - $10.88  
[+]Deli Clerk (36)
Hourly Rate$7.15 - $10.88  
[+]Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) (28)
$8.69 - $17.47  
[+]Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) (28)
Overtime$8.85 - $33.28  
Hourly Rate$8.69 - $17.47  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 774
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The Kroger Company Details

1014 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


Retail, Grocery Stores


kroger, Kroger Co, Kroger Company, Krogers Corporation

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Years of Experience

A tenure of five to ten years results in average pay of around $12.47. On the whole, the greater proportion of employees (47 percent) have a tenure of one to four years and bring home $8.37 per hour.


Median pay is highest in Nashville ($14.96 per hour), followed by the company's headquarter city of Cincinnati ($12.27), Columbus (approximately $11.75), and Atlanta (about $11.00). Expected earnings are below average (around $7.98) in Indianapolis, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Tennessee, where the average salary is approximately $12.25 per hour.


Meat Cutters represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $12.97 — though Certified Pharmacy Technicians, Grocery Stockers, and Pharmacy Technicians also do fairly well at about $11.52, $10.18, and $10.06, respectively. The Kroger Company hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Deli Clerks (approximately $7.72).

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $57.97 for Registered Pharmacists, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Salaries typically rise to $22.19 per hour for accredited Environmental Protection Agency Universal Certifications. At The Kroger Company, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy receive the highest pay at around $55.79.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Order Inventory; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $12.45. A garden variety skill at The Kroger Company is Customer Service; just over a half of The Kroger Company's people use it regularly. Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Retail Pharmacy are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

43 percent have paid vacation, and only about an eighth of workers can take paid time off for illness. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at The Kroger Company, including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most workers, and a majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats

45 %
55 %
Hourly Rate
$7 - $14
Hourly Rate
$7 - $15
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 233 votes.

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