A deli clerk works in a deli department, takes customer orders and prepares each order. Most deli clerks work in grocery stores and other establishments that sell deli items and other specialty foods. In May 2011, Salary.com estimated the salary of a deli clerk.
Most employers require only a high school diploma or GED for this occupation. Deli clerks receive on-the-job training that includes how to slice and weigh deli products. Deli clerks must also understand and follow store policies and government regulations for properly handling food and keeping the deli clean.
Following recipes, deli clerks also prepare other deli items such as salads, cooked meats and grains, sandwiches and other items. Other items include catering orders such as meat, cheese and vegetable trays. The median salary for a deli clerk is $42,294 per year. Those who receive bonuses earn an average of $518 per year.
The 25th percentile of deli clerks earns $23,158 per year. The 75th percentile earns $29,718 per year. The lowest 10 percent earns less than $20,477 per year and the highest 10 percent earns more than $33,009 per year.
Some deli clerks work part-time or earn hourly wages. Median hourly wages are $12.55 per hour. The 25th percentile earns $11.13 per hour and the 75th percentile earns $14.29 per year. The lowest 10 percent earns less than $9.84 per year and the highest 10 percent earns more than $15.87 per year.