Grocery Store Manager Salary
With close to three-fifths of Grocery Store Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Grocery Store Managers is $57K annually and can range from $28K on the lower end to $87K per year near the higher end. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. For the most part, Grocery Store Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Grocery Store Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. While some workers in this profession — approximately one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$36,861 - $86,133|
|Bonus||$483.68 - $20,592|
|Commission||$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).)
|$28,384 - $87,230|
|Hourly Rate||$11.04 - $21.84|
|Overtime||$15.92 - $32.61|
|Bonus||$483.68 - $20,592|
|Commission||$0.00 - $2,466|
|Total Pay (||$28,384 - $87,230|
Job Description for Grocery Store Manager
A grocery store manager is responsible for the overall supervision of their store and oversees a variety of areas, from cash flow and handling to inventory to hiring decisions and training. At medium or large stores, the manager often directly oversees a supervisory or low-level management team that assists them in ensuring the store's operations run efficiently. One of the primary jobs of the grocery store manager is ensuring proper cash flow and money-handling procedures; this typically includes providing training for personnel, performing the uploading of credit card transaction data to a central processor, and making deposits to the store's bank account.Read More...
Additionally, the manager is expected to supervise (if not actively conduct) regular inventories of the food on hand at the grocery store, as well as oversee and perform reorders. As part of inventory procedures, the manager normally inspects all food storage equipment for safe handling procedures as well. The manager also conducts interviews of new personnel and oversees their training. The manager provides performance evaluations at regular intervals. The grocery store manager may be an active participant in resolving customer service concerns as well, and they must perform frequent inspections of the stores space to examine displays and check sanitation.
To work as a grocery store manager, a person typically must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as experience in retail management; department or supervisory experience in a supermarket or grocery store environment is strongly preferred by most employers. A grocery store manager's day typically starts in the pre-dawn hours and may extend into the evening. While they normally have an office, the manager should expect to spend much of their day on the sales floor or in the storage environment as well.
Grocery Store Manager Tasks
- Monitor store financial performance, setting business objectives and implementing strategies to meet those targets.
- Oversee the ordering and stocking of products, monitor product quality, and adjust inventory to meet customer needs.
- Set standards for customer service, receive and respond to customer complaints.
- Supervise grocery store employees, overseeing hiring, discipline, training, and promotions.
- Manage the daily operation and administration of all departments of a grocery store.
Popular Employer Salaries for Grocery Store Manager
Many Grocery Store Managers can be found at Safeway, Inc., Save-A-Lot Food Stores Inc., The Kroger Company, Weis Markets Inc, and Publix Super Markets Inc, firms that are at the top of the field. The biggest paychecks can be found at Safeway, Inc. — the median salary there is $83K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $52K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $105K. Sprouts Farmers Market LLC, Publix Super Markets Inc, and The Kroger Company also offer top salaries for Grocery Store Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $72K, $68K, and $63K, respectively.
Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. ($45K), Weis Markets Inc ($45K), and Save-A-Lot Food Stores Inc. ($46K).
Popular Skills for Grocery Store Manager
Grocery Store Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Leadership and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Those listing Merchandising as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Order Inventory also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Order Inventory.
Pay by Experience Level for Grocery Store Manager
Pay by Experience for a Grocery Store Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Grocery Store Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 127 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Grocery Store Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Grocery Store Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 170 salaries. A Grocery Store Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 143 salaries.
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