Deli Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.74 per hour. Final cash compensation to Deli Managers varies from around $22K to approximately $49K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $2K, respectively. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Though the majority of Deli Managers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Deli Managers making up 74 percent. While one-third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and slightly more than half have dental, as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,379 - $61,077
$26K
$39K
$61K
MEDIAN: $38,657
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$9.97 - $20.36
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MEDIAN: $14.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,379 - $61,077  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,146  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,965  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$21,823 - $48,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $20.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.00  
Overtime
$11.59 - $30.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,146  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,965  
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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$21,823 - $48,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 422

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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

  • 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


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Many Deli Managers move into a Supermarket Bakery & Delicatessen Department Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Supermarket Bakery & Delicatessen Department Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Deli Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Deli Manager


Known for taking on a considerable number of Deli Managers, The Kroger Company, Food Lion, The Fresh Market, Inc., Sprouts Farmers Market LLC, and Weis Markets Inc are leading firms in the industry. Publix Super Markets Inc offers the largest salaries in town — $61K on average. Weis Markets Inc, The Kroger Company, and The Fresh Market, Inc. also offer top salaries for Deli Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $39K, $37K, and $35K, respectively.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., and Food Lion are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($28K, $29K, and $30K respectively).

Popular Skills for Deli Manager


Deli Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Operations Management, Merchandising, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Job Scheduling and People Management. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Order Inventory.

Pay by Experience Level for Deli Manager

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


Deli Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $30K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $34K. Deli Managers see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $38K.

Deli Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Deli Manager?

Deli Manager in Georgetown:
"Eager."
Pros: I love being able to try new and different ideas. Generally, customers are usually happy and enjoying the environment.
Cons: Lack of Appreciation. Under staffed. Under paid. Stress level,

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Key Stats for Deli Manager

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Deli Manager Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Deli Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 30%

Merchandising
up arrow 7%


Scheduling
up arrow 2%


Food Preparation
0%

National Average
$33,000



Job Scheduling
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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