Career opportunities in grocery are on the rise with the expansion of major retail grocery chains across the country. A job in grocery could range from working as a clerk to working as a store manager to working as a deli butcher. Grocery workers are offered competitive salaries and benefits as well as great discounts on merchandise and seasonal bonuses. A grocery worker can earn a yearly salary ranging from $28,000 to $60,000 per year.
Employers typically look for individuals who have at least a high school diploma, although a college degree may be required for management positions. Most entry-level cashier and clerk positions do not require any previous grocery experience but employers may prefer to hire those with past customer service experience. Be prepared for a high-energy job with a customer-service orientation and a focus on knowledge of the store and product.