Grocery Store Manager Salary

The majority of Grocery Store Managers in the United States — around three in five — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $28K to $90K per year, and the median is $56K annually. Total cash compensation for Grocery Store Managers runs from $28K to $90K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $21K and profit sharing that can reach almost $16K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but geography and years of experience are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Grocery Store Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,333 - $85,763
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$35K
$56K
$86K
MEDIAN: $55,543
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$9.68 - $23.92
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$24
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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$0$15$30$45
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. For Grocery Store Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Safeway, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $83K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($52K versus $105K) is great. The Kroger Company, Publix Super Markets Inc, and Albertson's Inc. also offer top salaries for Grocery Store Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $70K, $68K, and $65K, respectively.

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $36K, less than half of the top paying company's rate. Food Lion, Weis Markets Inc, and Save-A-Lot Food Stores Inc. are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($41K, $45K, and $46K respectively).

Popular Skills for Grocery Store Manager


Grocery Store Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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 $46K. Grocery Store Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $56K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $66K.

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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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