Deli Manager Salary

Deli Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.45 per hour. Total cash compensation to Deli Managers varies from $22K to $49K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K each. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Deli Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Deli Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by a little over a half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,208 - $56,160
(Median)
$27K
$38K
$56K
MEDIAN: $38,370
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$9.98 - $20.38
(Median)
$10
$14
$20
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.

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Deli Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Supermarket Bakery & Delicatessen Department Manager. Median pay for Supermarket Bakery & Delicatessen Department Managers is $33K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Deli Manager


The Kroger Company, Food Lion, Weis Markets Inc, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and The Fresh Market, Inc. are all popular places to work. Deli Managers flock to Publix Super Markets Inc for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $60K lead the pack in compensation.

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. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $30K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $33K on average. Deli Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $34K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $38K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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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