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.