Deli Manager Salary
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.
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.Read More...
The job takes place in a retail setting, and there is usually heavy lifting on a daily basis; furthermore, the deli manager will be on his/her feet for most of the day. The main responsibility of this manager is to ensure that the deli department is stocked and ready each day. He/she must make sure that inventory is updated and stocked, and may be asked to track weekly sales of products to determine what to order from vendors. These managers must also make sure that prices are set correctly and promotions are implemented properly across the department.
Deli managers must have excellent communication skills, as they will be helping customers make purchases and answering questions about products. He/she must always adhere to strict regulations set forth by the government pertaining to ready-to-eat food products, as well as all company policies. He/she will also be responsible for training and hiring new employees who will be working in the deli department.
Deli Manager Tasks
- Supervise staff and daily activities of a busy deli counter.
- Train and manage deli team members.
- Ensure proper adherence to food preparation regulations.
- Stock necessary ingredients and equipment.
- Provide excellent customer service and resolve customer dissatisfaction.
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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.