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.

$26,201 - $62,087
$26K
$39K
$62K
MEDIAN: $39,428
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$10.05 - $20.48
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MEDIAN: $14.94
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,201 - $62,087  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,135  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,466  
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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$22,515 - $49,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $20.48  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.26  
Overtime
$11.33 - $30.01  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,135  
   
Commission
$1,000  
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).
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$22,515 - $49,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 426

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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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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.

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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.

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
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Deli Manager Salaries

▲10%

▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$33,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Deli Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲27%

Scheduling
▲6%


Merchandising
▲4%

National Average
$33,000

Food Preparation
▼2%

Order Inventory
▼2%



Job Scheduling
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 35%
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