Deli Manager Salary

The average Deli Manager in the United States earns approximately $14.45 per hour. Overall cash earnings of Deli Managers stretch from $22K near the bottom to $49K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and a little more than half claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Deli Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Deli Managers making up 72 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,208 - $56,160
(Median)
$27K
$38K
$56K
MEDIAN: $38,370
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$9.98 - $20.38
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,208 - $56,160  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,034  
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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$21,935 - $49,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $20.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.71  
Overtime
$14.66 - $30.16  
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 - $4,966  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,034  
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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$21,935 - $49,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 359
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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 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, Weis Markets Inc, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and The Fresh Market, Inc. Publix Super Markets Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $60K.

Popular Skills for Deli Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in People Management, Scheduling, Order Inventory, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of 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. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $30K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $33K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $34K in this role. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Deli Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $38K.

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Experience Affects Deli Manager Salaries



National Average
$33,000



Skills That Affect Deli Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 20%

Scheduling
up arrow 5%

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Order Inventory
up arrow 1%

Food Preparation
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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