Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $14.65 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (40 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $8.62 per hour.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Deli Managers, Produce Department Managers, Bakers, and Deli Clerks; while the first receives the highest median pay at $17.37 per hour, the other salaries come in at around $13.75, $11.00, and approximately $9.83, respectively. On the lower end are Cashiers at $7.60 on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($17.19 per hour) can be spotted in Allentown, Pa.; Lancaster, Pa. ($13.13), Hamburg, Pa. (around $13.00), and Bethlehem, Pa. (approximately $12.90) are the next top-paying cities. At about $8.24, Selinsgrove, Pa. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the firm, employees working in New Jersey take home the most — approximately $19.73 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certainly has its perks — salaries approach $16.78 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Regarding pay and education, Weis Markets Inc pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — $17.27.
When it comes to skills, Order Inventory seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $15.92 per hour. A garden variety skill at Weis Markets Inc is Customer Service; about one-half of Weis Markets Inc's people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Retail Pharmacy.
Benefits and Perks
30 percent receive paid vacation, and only one in ten survey participants get sick leave. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Perks cover health insurance for a little more than half of workers and dental coverage for about one-half. The list of perks also includes life insurance and flexible hours.