Average Hourly Rate for Food City Employees

Food City workers earn an average of $9.27 per hour normally and $14.85 during overtime hours. Your city primarily drives compensation; however, your experience level and your role at the company are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Food City. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Cake Decorator
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Front End Manager
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Meat Cutter
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Deli Clerk
6 profiles

Night Stocker
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Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)
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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 105
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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.

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