Deli Manager Salary
Median pay for Deli Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.94 per hour. Total cash compensation for Deli Managers runs from $23K to $49K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $2K. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Over a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and over one-half claim dental coverage as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Deli Managers making up 73 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$26,201 - $62,087|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,135|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $2,466|
|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).)
|$22,515 - $49,250|
|Hourly Rate||$10.05 - $20.48|
|Hourly Tips||$0.00 - $3.26|
|Overtime||$11.33 - $30.01|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,135|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $2,466|
|Total Pay (||$22,515 - $49,250|
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.
Common Career Paths for Deli Manager
Deli Managers who transition into an upper level Supermarket Bakery & Delicatessen Department Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Supermarket Bakery & Delicatessen Department Manager makes $33K a year.
Popular Employer Salaries for Deli Manager
Leading companies who hire large numbers of Deli Managers include The Kroger Company, Food Lion, Sprouts Farmers Market LLC, The Fresh Market, Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Those at Publix Super Markets Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $61K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider The Kroger Company, Safeway, Inc., and Weis Markets Inc, top-paying firms where Deli Managers rake in a solid $37K, $35K, or $34K, respectively.
Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $28K, Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. at $29K, and Food Lion, where $30K is the norm.
Popular Skills for Deli Manager
Survey results suggest that Deli Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Operations Management, Scheduling, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 6 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Job Scheduling and People Management. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Order Inventory.
Pay by Experience Level for Deli Manager
Pay by Experience for a Deli Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Deli Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 211 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Deli Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 171 salaries. An experienced Deli Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 181 salaries. A Deli Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 96 salaries.
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