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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average grocery store employee earned a mean hourly wage of $12.96 (or $26,950 annually) in May 2015. The following are mean hourly rates and salaries for supermarket workers by specialty in May 2015: first-line supervisors of retail sales workers, $19.94 ($41,470 annually); butchers and meat cutters, $14.79 ($30,760 annually); stock clerks and order fillers, $11.64 ($24,200 annually); and cashiers, $10.45 ($21,730 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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