Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $12.19 per hour. Overall, the greater share of The Kroger Company folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $8.23 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $13.23 per hour) can be spotted in Nashville, Tenn.; the company's headquarter city of Cincinnati, Ohio ($12.53), Memphis, Tenn. ($12.00), and Atlanta, Ga. (around $10.00) are the next top-paying cities. Houston, Texas ranks low on the pay scale — at $8.16, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Ohio offers the highest pay at $11.24 per hour.
Earning approximately $11.17 per hour on average, Certified Pharmacy Technicians receive the most money, followed by Pharmacy Technicians (around $10.15), Produce Clerks ($8.34), and Meat Clerks (about $8.09). The Kroger Company hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Courtesy Clerks (approximately $7.46 on average).
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $13.05 per hour for OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. 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 around $12.74 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; the greater part of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other skills in demand are Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Data Entry.
Benefits and Perks
38 percent receive paid vacation, and only one in ten employees get sick leave. The Kroger Company sponsors a 401(k) program, and a majority of workers use this option to save for their retirement. For the larger part of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and the larger part of respondents get dental coverage, too. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and stock options.