Grocery Store Manager Salary

Slightly less than three-fifths of Grocery Store Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $28K to $87K per year, and the average comes out to $54K per year. Total cash compensation to Grocery Store Managers approaches anywhere from $28K on the lower end to $87K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $20K from bonuses and upwards of $16K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by the particular city and experience level. The majority of Grocery Store Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Grocery Store Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Close to a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,803 - $82,632
(Median)
$35K
$54K
$83K
MEDIAN: $53,906
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50%
90%

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$9.28 - $23.98
(Median)
$9
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$34,803 - $82,632  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,624  
Profit Sharing
$786 - $15,588  
Commission
$0.00 - $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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$28,046 - $87,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 518
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.28 - $23.98  
   
Overtime
$13.92 - $35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,624  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,000  
Profit Sharing
$786 - $15,588  
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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$28,046 - $87,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155

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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.

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Grocery Store Manager Tasks

  • Supervise grocery store employees, overseeing hiring, discipline, training, and promotions.
  • Manage the daily operation and administration of all departments of a grocery store.
  • Set standards for customer service, receive and respond to customer complaints.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Grocery Store Manager


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Many Grocery Store Managers move into a Supermarket Store Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $62K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Grocery Store Manager


Grocery Store Managers flock to The Kroger Company, Safeway, Inc., Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., Weis Markets Inc, and Food Lion, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. The biggest paychecks can be found at Albertson's Inc. — the median salary there is $90K.

Popular Skills for Grocery Store Manager


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Grocery Store Managers who took the survey. Those familiar with Operations Management, Customer Service and Order Inventory will likely experience a boost in pay, earning between 7 percent to 13 percent above the national average. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Order Inventory.

Pay by Experience Level for Grocery Store Manager

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


Grocery Store Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $41K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $46K. Grocery Store Managers bring in $56K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $65K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Grocery Store Manager Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Grocery Store Manager Salaries




National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 21%