Grocery Store Manager Salary

Grocery Store Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with about three in five bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $56K annually on average but can range from $28K to $90K per year. Total cash earnings of Grocery Store Managers range from $28K on the low end to $90K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $21K and $16K, respectively. While geography and years of experience impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Approximately one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Grocery Store Managers who answered the questionnnaire. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$35,333 - $85,763
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$35K
$56K
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MEDIAN: $55,543
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$9.68 - $23.92
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,333 - $85,763  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,770  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $16,028  
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
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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$27,724 - $89,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 537
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.68 - $23.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.33  
Overtime
$14.17 - $37.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,770  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $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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$27,724 - $89,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 186
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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


The Kroger Company, Safeway, Inc., Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., Food Lion, and Save-A-Lot Food Stores Inc. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Grocery Store Managers. Although Safeway, Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $83K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $52K or as much as $105K. Grocery Store Managers will also find cushy salaries at The Kroger Company (+$70K), Publix Super Markets Inc (+$68K), and Albertson's Inc. (+$65K).

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary less than half of the top paying company's rate ($36K). A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Food Lion ($41K), Weis Markets Inc ($45K), and Save-A-Lot Food Stores Inc. ($46K).

Popular Skills for Grocery Store Manager


Professional skills reported by Grocery Store Managers are few in number. Most notably, facility with Leadership, Operations Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 7 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include People Management. Most people familiar with 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $41K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $46K. For Grocery Store Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $56K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $66K, 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

Leadership
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Customer Service
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Order Inventory
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National Average
$52,000

People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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