Join Our Store Team
For many Publix people, the career of a lifetime starts with a job in our stores.
Every Publix store is a multi-million dollar enterprise, offering rewarding careers and exciting earnings potential. Each of our more than 1,000 stores is staffed with an average of 130 associates, creating a wide variety of job opportunities. Many are for part-timers needing flexible schedules to accommodate school, family, or retirement activities.
But full-time, non-management associates earn on average over $27,000 per year, depending on pay rate, hours worked, and experience. And there is a clear career path leading to management for nearly every job in the store.
If you want to be considered for a management position, you’ll know in advance exactly the experience you need to be eligible to apply. Average annual earnings for our management positions are:
- $48,746 for assistant department managers
- $68,995 for department managers
- $85,298 for assistant store managers
- $120,358 for store managers
Frequently there are also opportunities for store associates to transfer to other stores or into positions in other parts of the company like manufacturing, distribution, or corporate offices.
Part-time and full-time associates may also be eligible for a holiday bonus paid in December.
To learn about other benefits Publix offers, check out our full menu, which outlines other great perks like Publix stock provided to eligible associates at no cost.
Like to know more? Check out other reasons Publix is a great place to work on our Why Publix page.
We have stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and now North Carolina. Check out our Store Locator for exact locations. And see which new stores are planned for the near future. You can also learn more about employment opportunities in our Publix GreenWise Market stores.
Many of our store associates stay with Publix for their entire career, either in our stores or in other parts of the company. In fact, more than 25,000 associates have been with Publix for at least 10 years. Get the word on why people stay here so long with testimonials from these associates.