When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($13.14 per hour) can be spotted in Morristown, Tenn.; Avondale, Ariz. (about $12.60), Marion, Va. (around $10.75), and Newport, Tenn. ($9.98) are the next top-paying cities. Chattanooga, Tenn. ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $9.13, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Food City employees make the most in Arizona, earning $10.49 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $9.98 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Food City employees (55 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $8.97 per hour on average.
Meat Cutters represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $11.35 per hour — though Front End Managers, Cake Decorators, and Pharmacy Technicians also do fairly well at $9.07, $9.01, and approximately $9.00, respectively. With salaries averaging $8.46, Cashiers are among the lowest paid at Food City.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Pharmacy Technician certainly has its perks — salaries approach $10.25 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Regarding pay and education, Food City pays those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) the most — around $10.00.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Inventory Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $11.63 per hour. A garden variety skill at Food City is Customer Service; the larger part of Food City's people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Cash Handling, People Management, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
Food City sponsors a 401(k) program, and a strong majority of respondents use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a little more than half of workers, and roughly one-half report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are stock options.