Average Hourly Rate for The Kroger Company Employees

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Kroger Company offers a range of employment opportunities in the retail, from Cashier to Pharmacy Technician. The average pay for The Kroger Company employees is $9.79 per hour. With overtime, that gets bumped up to $18.07. How long you've been working influences pay for The Kroger Company workers the most, followed by your job title and your city. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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The Kroger Company Hourly Rate


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  • Updated: 17 Mar 2018
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About This Company

1014 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


Retail, Grocery Stores


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The Kroger Company pays its employees an average of $9.49 an hour. Hourly pay at The Kroger Company ranges from an average of $7.50 to $18.06 an hour. The Kroger Company employees with the job title Architect (Computer Software, Hardware) make the most with an average hourly rate of $68.12, while employees with the title Server make the least with an average hourly rate of $6.45.

Years of Experience

Average pay is $12.37 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of The Kroger Company employees (51 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $8.52 per hour on average.


The highest paychecks go to Certified Pharmacy Technicians, who earn an average approximately $12.16 per hour, closely trailed by Pharmacy Technicians ($10.91), Produce Clerks (about $8.43), and Deli Clerks ($8.40). The Kroger Company hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Courtesy Clerks (about $7.64 on average).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.33 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Cincinnati, Ohio; Memphis, Tenn. ($11.42), Nashville, Tenn. (approximately $10.97), and Atlanta, Ga. (around $10.02) are the next top-paying cities. At $9.83, Louisville, Ky. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, The Kroger Company pays its Ohio employees the most; the pay rate there is about $10.11 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications receive bigger paychecks ($14.33 per hour) than those without credentials. Those with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at The Kroger Company come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $49.76 per hour.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Order Inventory; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $13.58 per hour. Customer Service is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; the larger part of The Kroger Company's people use it regularly. Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Retail round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only a quarter of workers at The Kroger Company enjoy paid vacation time, and just 9 percent can take sick leave. Approximately half report contributing to a 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for the larger part of employees and dental coverage for a majority of employees. Advantages of working here also include flexible hours, life insurance, company store discount, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for The Kroger Company


51 %
49 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $13
Hourly Rate
$7 - $15

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1011 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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