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Supermarket Workers


According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average food and beverage store employee earned a mean hourly wage of $14.68 (or $30,530 annually) in May 2019. The following are mean hourly rates and salaries for supermarket workers by specialty in May 2019: first-line supervisors of retail sales workers, $21.89 ($45,530 annually); butchers and meat cutters, $16.20 ($33,690 annually); stockers and order fillers, $14.26 ($29,660 annually); and cashiers, $12.01 ($24,990 annually). Some employees may make less per hour, down to the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour (approximately $15,080 annually), while specialized workers in some departments may earn more. Department managers can earn $50,000 or more annually.

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