Grocery Store Manager Salary

Approximately three-fifths of Grocery Store Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $27K to $88K per year, but median earnings come to around $55K annually. With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $16K, overall incomes of Grocery Store Managers spread between $27K and $88K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though career duration and geographic location have a (lesser) impact as well. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Grocery Store Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Grocery Store Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$34,922 - $82,704

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$9.25 - $24.24

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$34,922 - $82,704  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,814  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $16,028  
Commission
$0.00 - $970  
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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$27,070 - $87,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 539
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.25 - $24.24  
   
Overtime
$14.04 - $36.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,814  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $970  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $16,028  
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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$27,070 - $87,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Grocery Store Manager


Many Grocery Store Managers can be found at The Kroger Company, Safeway, Inc., Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., Food Lion, and Save-A-Lot Food Stores Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. For Grocery Store Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Safeway, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $80K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($52K versus $101K) is great. Soaring salaries can also be found at Publix Super Markets Inc, Albertson's Inc., and The Kroger Company, where earnings of $68K, $65K, or $63K are standard for Grocery Store Managers.

Earnings fall especially short at Food Lion, where the median salary of $43K is the lowest in the field, about half the top paying employer's rate. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Weis Markets Inc at $45K, and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. where $47K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Grocery Store Managers there earn up to $86K.

Popular Skills for Grocery Store Manager


Survey takers who work as Grocery Store Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Leadership, People Management, Operations Management, and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 20 percent. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $41K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $47K. Grocery Store Managers see a median salary of $57K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $65K.

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Experience Affects Grocery Store Manager Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Grocery Store Manager Salaries

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National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 20%
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