$20,561
Avg. Salary
$10.29
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$290

Bonus

$450

Profit Sharing

$925

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Deli Clerk is $10.29 per hour.

The average pay for a Deli Clerk is $20,561 per year.

10%
$8.18
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$10.29
50%
$13.77
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MEDIAN $10.29
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$16k
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$21k
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$37k
90%
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MEDIAN $20,561
$15,624 - $36,876
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MEDIAN: $20,561
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$0$36K
Salary $15,624 - $36,876
Bonus $0.45 - $1,067
Profit Sharing $52.59 - $1,750
Commission $925
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,039 - $29,345
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 26
Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $8.18 - $13.77
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $0.63
Overtime $9.50 - $20.56
Annual Data $0$29K
Bonus $0.45 - $1,067
Commission $925
Profit Sharing $52.59 - $1,750
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,039 - $29,345
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,375

Job Description

A deli clerk works in a sandwich shop or delicatessen. They prepare ingredients and create sandwiches for customers upon request. In addition to fulfilling these responsibilities, the clerk needs familiarity with operating a cash register or point of sale machine for their business. Additionally, a deli clerk must work to keep their work space clean and inviting to customers.

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Deli Clerk Tasks
  • Comply with safe food handling procedures at all times.
  • Regularly clean equipment and work area.
  • Set up advertising displays or arranges merchandise on counter and tables to promote sales.
  • Accurately scale all weighable products, including the use of correct codes to determine price.
  • Serve customers at the deli counter by listening to the request and obtaining the desired product.


The Kroger Company, Publix Super Markets Inc, Safeway, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Harris Teeter, Inc. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Deli Clerks. Fred Meyer Inc pays the most with a median salary of $25K, though there is little variation overall ($20K to $32K). Deli Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks at Sprouts Farmers Market LLC ($23K), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($23K), and BJ's Wholesale Club ($22K).

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $17K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $16K to $23K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include The Kroger Company at $18K, Meijer, Inc. at $19K, and Shoprite Group of Companies, where $19K is the norm.

Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Deli Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Deli Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 1,383 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Deli Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 418 salaries. An experienced Deli Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 234 salaries. A Deli Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 88 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

-3%

National Average: $21,618

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Deli Clerks in Portland enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Deli Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+20 percent), Baltimore (+10 percent), Orlando (+6 percent), and Denver (+3 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Cincinnati, 19 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Houston (16 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Deli Clerk?

Deli Clerk in Louisville:
"Kroger associate."
Pros: Being able to help customers out and making them happy (satisfied)
Cons: Dealing with people's nasty attitude and rudeness.

Deli Clerk in Kennewick:
"Great job."
Pros: Company, flex hours, good co-workers.
Cons: Stress levels can be high at times.

Deli Clerk in Henderson:
"Stress levels."
You have to enjoy what you do.

Deli Clerk in Atlanta:
"Serving the customers."
Pros: The different people you get to meet.
Cons: When people order to much at once.

Deli Clerk in Portland:
"Unappreciated."
Pros: Fast past environment.
Cons: Never enough workers, workers who dont do their job, etc.

Deli Clerk in Tacoma:
"Disappointing and work overload."
Pros: I get paid weekly.
Cons: Unprofessionalism, untrained supervisors.

Deli Clerk in Dallas:
"More stress level ,chances of accidents while at work."
Pros: The work culture and the orientation and training ,smiling hypocrite faces with killing instinct which makes you work hard to please your bosses even under protest, the food with staff discount, birthday appreciations with a formal cake, the new order of the world created by certain selected individuals who lives better at your cost (in the form of modern slavery)medical insurance where you are covered but not in a position to pay the deductibles due to your poor wages but you can get your benefits!!!!once a year if you really fall with major illness otherwise.vision care dental care is available as long you have money to spend of course with discount???Customers are first for those in front end, deli, meat, bakery and even a single complaint MANAGER is not responsible!!!!Nepotism of dealing with their associates during appraisals.
Cons: Darwin theory always prevails!!!!!!!

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 632 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

▲14%

▲3%

National Average
$22,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 632 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 55%