Walmart’s bakers don’t make much more than the store’s cashiers. PayScale estimates that they make around $11.56 an hour, while Glassdoor estimates that they make a dollar less ($10 an hour) than cashiers. Either way, both estimates are less than the national average of $12.75 an hour in 2018.
Here’s how Walmart bakers’ salaries stack up against other bakers:
Panera Bread Company: $13 an hour
Dunkin’ Donuts: $9 an hour
Safeway, Inc.: $12 an hour
Panera LLC: $13 an hour
Publix Super Markets, Inc.: $13 an hour
Sam’s Club: $11 an hour
The Kroger Company: $12 an hour
Sodexo, Inc.: $15 an hour
6. Customer Service Associates
PayScale estimates that customer service associates at Walmart earn an average hourly rate of $11.23, while Glassdoor estimates that they earn $10 an hour.
INTERESTING FACT: Walmart created training academies a few years ago to improve its customer service. According to Forbes, an article in RetailWire revealed that Walmart was going to replace its existing training programs with something they referred to as an academy. Those academies, which included a combination of classroom and on-the-floor training, were put in place to train department managers and assistant store managers on becoming more customer-focused.
5. Deli Clerks
According to Salary.com, deli service clerks at Walmart locations in the United States make an average of $28,510 a year, with the salary range typically falling between $25,290 and $32,440. Just how much they can earn depends on a number of factors, including education, certifications, other skills, and years of experience.
Some may think this salary is a bit high for deli clerks, but they do much more than make sandwiches and salads. Their job duties also include ensuring high quality products are available in the produce, deli, bakery, dairy, meat and other departments, packing ready-to-sell products in proper containers and stock displays, preparing and serving ready-to-eat food, assisting customers in ordering cakes, fulfilling deli orders or finding the right produce, and keeping the area clean, sanitized, and customer-ready.
FUN FACT: Walmart calls their deli clerks Fresh Food Associates.