September 2, 2022
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20 Service Industry Employers And What They Pay

On the hunt for a new job? To save you time, we’ve found the average hourly wage at 20 employers you've seen around town ⏱️

Is there anything more annoying than employers not advertising what they pay?

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It’s a total waste of time if after the second or third interview you’re offered a wage and you’re just like “hell nah.”

We’ve all been there.

And because pay isn’t always clear (not us throwing shade👀), we’ve taken data from job boards where previous employees have reviewed their pay. So the figures may not be completely accurate, but they should give you a ballpark so you’ll know roughly what to expect 🤑

Obviously the wage will depend on different factors including which state you live in, and if the stores are owned directly by the company or separately by franchisees…

Basically, in some instances, franchisees have the right to set your wages to what they think they should be, so they could just pay you the bare minimum.

Bold of them 🙃

Whereas, stores owned directly by the company could pay you slightly more.

We’ve also listed a few of the benefits each employer offers because it’s just as important to know about these.

Benefits can differ depending how many hours you work, so you might want to clarify what’s what during the interview and then make sure the benefits you were promised are in your employment contract 💅

🥫 GROCERY STORES

#1 HOW MUCH DOES TRADER JOE’S PAY?

According to data collected by Indeed, the average hourly wage for Trader Joe’s is $18.68 which is 47% above the national average.

Winning.

The average hourly wage for a Retail Sales Associate is around $17.24.

Trader Joe’s benefits

Aside from the competitive pay, you’ll also get a retirement plan, 20% discount on all products in stores, and health plans.

🚦 Employee Rating: 4/5 (Indeed)

#2 HOW MUCH DOES COSTCO PAY?

The average hourly wage for Costco employees is $17, and if you’re scheduled to work on a Sunday, you could be earning $25.50 per hour.

Costco benefits

Costco says it offers affordable health care coverage for full-time and part-time employees, and contributions to company-sponsored retirement plans. There’s also paid sick, vacation, and leave policies which they say are competitive by retail standards.

Didn’t ask about the 2lb buckets of peanut butter, but I’m pretty sure they fall of the truck…a lot.

🚦 Employee Rating: 4.1/5 (Indeed)

#3 HOW MUCH DOES ALDI PAY?

According to PayScale, the average hourly wage at Aldi is $16.38.

Aldi benefits

Some of the employee benefits provided by Aldi include health insurance, life insurance, dental and vision insurance, and a 401(k) plan.

Aldi’s National Hiring Week starts on the September 12th so if you wanna see how fast you can chuck a load of groceries at customers, submit your application online.

🚦 Employee Rating: 3.5/5 (Glassdoor)

#4 HOW MUCH DOES TARGET PAY?

The average Target hourly pay starts at $15 per hour but back in February, Target announced it would be increasing the starting wage to $24 for some workers.

And Target’s hourly employees who work a minimum average of 25 hours a week should also be able to enroll into the medical plan.

Good luck not dropping your paycheck on house ware though, am I right?

Target employee benefits

Target has a range of benefits including medical, vision, and dental. Plus company paid national holidays and paid family leave.

🚦 Employee Rating: 3.6/5 (Glassdoor)

#5 HOW MUCH DOES WHOLEFOODS PAY?

Back in 2018, Whole Foods increased its minimum hourly wage to $15. And if you work your way up to a department manager, you could expect to earn typically around $21 per hour.

Whole Foods benefits

Some of the benefits include comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance. Access to career learning and development, and a 401k or a HSA plan. Plus an in-store discount of 20%.

20% of avocados? I smell a side hustle.

🚦 Employee Rating: 3.5/5 (Glassdoor)

🛍️ RETAIL STORES

#6 HOW MUCH DOES WALGREENS PAY?

Back in August 2021, Walgreens increased the starting wage for all hourly team members to $15 an hour. The pay should be increased by November this year.

Walgreens benefits

Benefits include 401(k) retirement plan, employee stock purchase plan, flu shots, and medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance coverage.

🚦 Employee Rating: 3.5/5 (Indeed)

#7 HOW MUCH DOES VICTORIA SECRET PAY?

Obviously not fans of impossible beauty standards, but if you need a job, no judgement from us.

According to PayScale, Victoria Secret Sales Associate’s can make an average of $14.66 an hour, plus an average bonus of $3k.

Victoria Secret benefits

Benefits include medical, pharmacy, dental, and vision insurance. Plus life insurance and a 401(k) retirement plan.

🚦 Employee Rating: 3.1/5 (PayScale)

#8 HOW MUCH DOES BATH AND BODY WORKS PAY?

The average hourly pay for Bath and Body Works is $12.86 for Sales Associate roles according to PayScale. Retail Store Assistant Manager’s earn the most at approximately $19 per hour.

Bath and Body Works benefits

The benefits you’ll be eligible for depend on whether you’re a full-time or part-time employee but just to give you an idea, part-time employees can get medical, dental, and vision health insurance. Plus a 401(k) plan, paid time off, childcare discounts, and more.

🚦 Employee rating: 3.5/5 (PayScale)

#9 HOW MUCH DOES PETSMART PAY?

According to PayScale data, the average hourly pay for a PetSmart employee is $12.35.

PetSmart benefits

PetSmart offers multiple healthcare plans, 50% off on selected products and 15% off on all services, and a 401(k) plan.

Also your co-workers will actually want to hear about how your dog is doing.

🚦 Employee Rating: 3.3/5 (PayScale)

#10 HOW MUCH DOES BARNES AND NOBLE PAY?

PayScale shows the average hourly pay for Barnes & Noble, Inc. employees is $12.01, with an average bonus of $4k.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. benefits ✨

Benefits also include medical plans, life and accident insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, and discounts on books, devices, and accessories.

🚦 Employee Rating: 3.7/5 (Glassdoor)

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#11 HOW MUCH DOES STARBUCKS PAY?

Back in 2021, Starbucks announced they would be increasing the minimum wage of $15 per hour to $17.

According to USA Today, employees who’ve worked at the chain for two or more years, could receive up to a 5% raise. And those who’ve worked there for 5 or more years could see an increase of 10%.

Starbucks benefits

If they don’t offer all-you-can-drink PSLs, we’re not interested 💅

Starbucks offer employees health coverage, stocks and savings (including a 401(k) retirement plan), parental leave and more.

Ok here’s the most important bit – you can get a free pound of coffee or box of tea every week, 30% discount on beverages, merchandise and food, and a Spotify Premium subscription.

And if you just can’t wait for that free Spotify Premium subscription, check out our blog on How to get Spotify Premium free 🎵

🚦 Employee Rating: 3.9/5 (Indeed)

#12 HOW MUCH DOES TACO BELL PAY?

Back in 2021, Forbes said Taco Bell would be increasing its minimum wage to $15 an hour across company-owned restaurants.

Taco Bell benefits

Health, vision, and dental insurance. Plus a 401(k) retirement plan and tuition reimbursement. You’ll also be a step closer to the gods who invented the crunch wrap supreme.

🚦 Employee Rating: 3.4/5 (Glassdoor)

#13 HOW MUCH DOES MCDONALD’S PAY?

Back in 2021, CNBC reported McDonald’s would be increasing its hourly wage. Entry-level employees could expect to make between $11 to $17 per hour, and shift managers $15 to $20, based on location.

McDonald’s benefits

Competitive pay, free meals, free uniforms (lol… like you’d pay for a uniform), and tuition reimbursement.

🚦 Employee Rating: 3.5/5 (Glassdoor)

#14 HOW MUCH DOES PIZZA HUT PAY?

According to Glassdoor data, Pizza Hut pays its employees an average of $15 an hour.

Pizza Hut benefits

Free food when you’re on shift, and a 25% discount when you’re not. Health, dental, vision insurance, and up to 51% off tuition fees.

🚦 Employee Rating: 3.4/5 (Glassdoor)

#15 HOW MUCH DOES BURGER KING PAY?

According to Glassdoor, Burger King pays its employees an average of $13 an hour.

Burger King benefits

Based on previous employees reviews, Burger King benefits include medical, vision, disability, life, and travel accident insurance.

🚦 Employee Rating: 3.4/5 (Indeed)

#16 HOW MUCH DOES SUBWAY PAY?

The average hourly wage is $10.50 based on data PayScale has collected from previous employees.

Subway benefits

Subway says it offers wellness perks, educational assistance, and flexible scheduling. You’ll probably see your parents a lot too?

🚦 Employee Rating: 3/5 (PayScale)

#17 HOW MUCH DOES DOMINO’S PAY?

Data collected by PayScale suggests the average hourly pay is $10.31.

Domino’s benefits

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage. Flexible spending and health savings accounts, paid time off, and mental health and family support.

🚦 Employee Rating: 3.5/5 (Glassdoor)

🍔 FOOD DELIVERY COMPANIES

#18 HOW MUCH DOES GRUBHUB PAY?

Date from Indeed shows Grubhub employees can expect to earn an average of $18.54 per hour.

Grubhub benefits

Get up to 40% off QuickBooks Self-Employed for 6 months, 15% off most services with Jiffy Lube, including oil changes and tire rotations, and get up to 25 cents back per gallon of gas.

🚦 Employee Rating: 3.2/5 (Indeed)

#19 HOW MUCH DOES UBER EATS PAY?

According to Gridwise, you can expect to make between $9.37 to $15.84 an hour with Uber Eats. But obviously if you give a few smiles, you might be able to make some extra cash in tips 🤑

Uber Eats benefits

100% tuition coverage at Arizona State University Online for you or an eligible family member toward an undergraduate degree, save 25% on car maintenance, and up to 5% cash back at any gas station.

🚦 Employee Rating: 3.6/5 (Indeed)

#20 HOW MUCH DOES DOOR DASH PAY?

Base pay is how much DoorDash contributes for each order and usually ranges between $2-10+ depending on the time, distance, and desirability of the order.

You can earn more bucks during the busier times (peak pay). And you’re entitled to 100% of your tips (so you should be).

According to PayScale, the average hourly wage for DoorDash employees is $16.02.

DoorDash benefits

Benefits include 10% cash back on gas anywhere and 3 free months of Everlance Premium for help with mileage, expenses and taxes.

🚦 Employee Rating: 3.8/5 (Glassdoor)

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