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Coca Cola Merchandiser

Question:
Does anyone know what kind of pay can be expected for a driver/merchandiser at Coca Cola. I could not find anything on the web about it. They are hiring in my area, but I would like to know about the pay before applying. Thanks for any info on this.

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Figure $25,000 to start. If it's union in your area, you'll get more money. Not all Coke is Union.
It will depend on the route your given. Bigger route, more money.
You'll get more money as you stay there.
So, $25,000 and up is a good ball park figure.

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That is what they pay around here. Lot of work for that money too.
The Coke and other vendors around here typically work 6 days a week, have to load their own cars after spending all day making their rounds. A typical stop for them includes rotating stock, filling shelves, building or tearing down special displays, and of course carting in all that pop.

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Coke around here like Pepsi is union. The pay must not be to much. Many here worked there. Alot of them speak very good about it and like the work, just hated the pay checks.
The beer folks do not do much better. They stay there for the pension, health and short hours with full 8 hour pay.
They are still on strike.

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Thanks for the replies. I think I will pass on $25,000. I figured they made more given the amount of work involved.

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I would measure the medical coverage.

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I currently work for Coke and I make more than $25000 a year
I made $39000 last year working 4 10 hour shifts a week
and I had 3 days a week off in a row. I currently pay $24 every two weeks
for BCBS health insurance for me and my wife. And I get to sleep
in my own bed every night .

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When it comes to medical insurance, the more members included in the group health plan, the lower the premiums. If you measure the amount you would be paying on your own, versus a group health plan, add the difference into the paycheck, the pay would be more than 25,000.
IE. with the group plan (per Coke Driver) 48.00 per month. Paying as a solo, 400.00-600.00 per month (depending on pre-existing conditions and size of family). Add 500.00 (on average) per month to your 25,000 annually and you are now looking at adding 6,000.00 (annually) to your paycheck.
Union or non-union, group health plans are a better buy than Indidual/Family plans on your own.

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I currently work for Coke and I make more than $25000 a year
I made $39000 last year working 4 10 hour shifts a week
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That may be for you, but the pay is different around the country, especially the starting pay and what route your assigned too. The bulk drivers tend to make more money in some areas of the Country.
I worked at Pepsi thru a temp service for about 6 months running bulk to the distributers in FL,,Tampa
The company bulk drivers made more money than most of the route drivers.
The drivers with the larger routes made more money.
As I mentioned, Some Coke places around the Country are Union, some are not.

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Here in St. Louis, the "Merchandiser" start at $14 per hour and they go behind the Driver's that deliver the product to the customer. The "mechandiser's" do the tear downs, setup, and rotate stock. They also work 4 10 hour days and are off for 3 days.

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"Merchandiser"
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Here in FL they call it pre sales. The Salesman (pre sales) does all the ordering, back room stock inventory, product rotation, display/sign set up, etc.
The driver just delivers the product from a printout the pre salesman writes up.
EASY.
When I worked for Canada Dry back in 82, I, and everyone else, had to do everything. That included pricing every item with a price gun most of the stores/supermarkets back then didn't have scanners. (remember those price guns?)
I had to make out stock order forms, rotate stock, build displays, set up sales promotions with the store managers, collect empties. We were using glass on our 28 oz bottles back then, deposit/refund on glass.
Today they have it a lot easier.

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I worked for Pepsi as a bulk driver in a non-union Pepsi and made 48k
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