Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $13.07 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $11.35 per hour.
Bringing in the most money are Meat Cutters — their earnings average about $15.30 per hour. Deli Managers are a close second at around $13.45 along with Cashiers ($12.75) and Prep Cooks ($10.91).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $15.25 per hour) can be spotted in Wooster, Ohio; Wadsworth, Ohio ($13.95), Dover, Ohio (approximately $12.36), and Canton, Ohio ($12.00) are the next top-paying cities. Medina, Ohio is near the bottom for pay at $11.35. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Ohio, where the average salary is about $13.35 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $12.35 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate of Business Administration (ABA); Buehler's Food Markets Inc awards $14.00 to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be People Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $12.88 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, a majority of workers named it in their skills portfolios.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Buehler's Food Markets Inc gives paid vacation days to two-fifths of survey participants and sick leave to one in five survey participants. A solid majority of workers save for retirement through Buehler's Food Markets Inc's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for the larger part of employees and dental coverage for roughly two in five workers.