For Deli Managers, hourly average wages total $14.68 per hour. In the world of Deli Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $22K and $49K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $2K, respectively. The specific employer and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Deli Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Deli Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in three — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and a little more than half have dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,069 - $55,430
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$27K
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$55K
MEDIAN: $38,593
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$9.84 - $20.73
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,069 - $55,430  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,020  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,043  
Commission
$1,700  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,660 - $48,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $20.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.05  
Overtime
$13.52 - $30.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,020  
   
Commission
$1,700  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,043  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,660 - $48,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 391
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Job Description for Deli Manager

The deli manager is a position that is hired almost exclusively by grocery stores, supermarkets, and other food service companies. Generally, most companies do not require formal education, but some may prefer applicants with a high school diploma. Most companies prefer applicants with at least two years of experience in a deli and two or more years of supervisory experience. Ideal applicants must understand how to safely operate deli equipment, as well.

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Deli Manager Tasks

  • Stock necessary ingredients and equipment.
  • Provide excellent customer service and resolve customer dissatisfaction.
  • Ensure proper adherence to food preparation regulations.
  • Supervise staff and daily activities of a busy deli counter.
  • Train and manage deli team members.

Common Career Paths for Deli Manager


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Deli Managers who go on to become Supermarket Bakery & Delicatessen Department Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Supermarket Bakery & Delicatessen Department Manager, an upper-level role, pays $33K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Deli Manager


The Kroger Company, The Fresh Market, Inc., Food Lion, Weis Markets Inc, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc are among the top companies that take on many Deli Managers. Publix Super Markets Inc offers the largest salaries in town — $60K on average. Soaring salaries can also be found at Weis Markets Inc, The Kroger Company, and The Fresh Market, Inc., where earnings of $39K, $38K, or $35K are standard for Deli Managers.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Food Lion, and Sprouts Farmers Market LLC also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $28K, $30K, and $32K.

Popular Skills for Deli Manager


Deli Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Operations Management, Inventory Management, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 10 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Job Scheduling and People Management. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Order Inventory.

Pay by Experience Level for Deli Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Deli Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $30K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $34K. Deli Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $34K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $39K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Deli Manager Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Deli Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 29%


Scheduling
up arrow 8%

Merchandising
up arrow 6%

Order Inventory
up arrow 1%

Food Preparation
0%

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%


Job Scheduling
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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