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Grocery Store Manager Salary (United States)

Just below 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 $53K 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 $19K from bonuses and upwards of $15K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and experience level. While roughly one in five report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Grocery Store Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 80 percent to be exact. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Grocery Store Manager Salary (?
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$34,762 - $82,382
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MEDIAN: $53,384
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Grocery Store Manager Salary (?
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$9.30 - $23.89
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$34,762 - $82,382  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,380  
Profit Sharing
$795 - $14,681  
Commission
$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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$28,088 - $87,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 523
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.30 - $23.89  
   
Overtime
$13.92 - $37.63  
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 - $19,380  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,034  
Profit Sharing
$795 - $14,681  
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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$28,088 - $87,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Grocery Store Managers sometimes become Supermarket Store Managers, where the average income is $62K per year.

Grocery Store Manager Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Grocery Store Manager

Although Safeway, Inc. leads the field in pay with a median salary of $83K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $52K on the low end all the way up to $102K at the top.

Popular Skills for Grocery Store Manager

Job skills reported by Grocery Store Managers are limited. Operations Management and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Order Inventory.

Pay by Experience Level for Grocery Store Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $48K. Grocery Store Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $55K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $64K.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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New York
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Atlanta
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National Average
$52,000
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Grocery Store Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 63 percent. Grocery Store Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+39 percent), San Diego (+35 percent), Chicago (+33 percent), and Dallas (+29 percent).

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Experience Affects Grocery Store Manager Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Grocery Store Manager Salaries

Customer Service
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Order Inventory
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National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 21%