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Average Hourly Rate for The Kroger Company Employees

The Kroger Company (headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio) offers a host of job openings in the staple the retail, from Cashier to Pharmacy Technician. Employees of The Kroger Company bring in an average of $9.93 per hour, and when they are working overtime, they earn $18.37. The Kroger Company paychecks are largely negotiated based on your experience level, though your job title and your city are also considered. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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 $12.52 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of The Kroger Company folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $8.26 per hour.


Meat Cutters are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $13.71 per hour; Certified Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Technicians, and Produce Clerks also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $11.04, $10.12, and $8.36, respectively. Near the bottom at The Kroger Company are Cashiers, pulling in an average of just $7.81.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.66 per hour) can be spotted in Nashville, Tenn.; the company's headquarter city of Cincinnati, Ohio (about $13.02), Memphis, Tenn. ($12.21), and Houston, Texas (approximately $10.00) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Atlanta, Ga.; in fact, at around $9.69 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Tennessee, where the average salary is approximately $11.93 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Environmental Protection Agency Universal Certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $23.39 per hour. The Kroger Company workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy are also well compensated, earning around $55.79 on average.


Employees who count Order Inventory among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $12.41 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, the greater part of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Some other standard skills here are Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Data Entry.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, The Kroger Company gives paid vacation to two-fifths of survey participants and paid sick leave to one in ten respondents. The larger part of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a fair number of survey participants, and a majority of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Perks also include life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for The Kroger Company


48 %
52 %
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 208 votes.
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