Produce Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $17.45 per hour — though Shippers and Receivers, Customer Service Representatives, and Cashiers also do fairly well at $9.75, $9.30, and around $8.92, respectively. Financial compensation for Stockers is rather low — on average only about $8.83 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $11.75 per hour. The largest fraction of Foodtown people (52 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $8.91 per hour on average.
Residents of New York, N.Y. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $12.38 per hour; other top-paying cities include Amenia, N.Y. ($10.69) and Houston, Texas (around $8.84). Within the firm, employees working in New Jersey take home the most — $12.75 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified ServSafe Food Handlers, who make $16.00 per hour. Foodtown provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) — these employees rake in about $9.60 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Food Preparation; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $15.00 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Foodtown workers, with a majority of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Three more common skills are Cash Handling, Retail, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
Health insurance is part of the package for more than a third of workers, and for nearly one in three workers, dental coverage is too.