Meat Cutters rake in the most money, with average earnings of $12.64 per hour; Certified Pharmacy Technicians come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $10.00, while Front End Managers and Cake Decorators rank near the top as well ($9.00 and about $8.96, respectively). Food City hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Cashiers (around $8.15 on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($13.07 per hour) can be spotted in Morristown, Tenn.; Newport, Tenn. ($9.98), Knoxville, Tenn. (approximately $9.79), and Abingdon, Va. ($9.22) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Bristol, Tenn.; in fact, at about $8.60 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Arizona, where the average Food City employee makes around $10.49 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $9.66 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (52 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $8.89 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $12.00 per hour for Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Certifieds; non-accredited workers make much less. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate of Applied Science (AAS); Food City awards $10.17 to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Inventory Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $11.63 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; a majority of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Some other standard skills here are Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Retail.
Benefits and Perks
To plan for old age, a majority of workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. One-half can count on health insurance, and more than two-fifths of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Food City also dishes out privileges such as stock options, life insurance, and profit sharing program.