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Grocery Store Manager Salary

Just under 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 $88K per year, and the average comes out to $54K annually. Total cash earnings of Grocery Store Managers range from $28K on the low end to $88K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $20K and $16K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by geography and tenure. Male Grocery Store Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Some workers in this field — nearly one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,921 - $82,881
(Median)
$35K
$54K
$83K
MEDIAN: $53,983
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$9.24 - $24.48
(Median)
$9
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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
$34,921 - $82,881  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,514  
Profit Sharing
$783 - $15,668  
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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$27,707 - $87,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 520
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.24 - $24.48  
   
Overtime
$13.92 - $37.06  
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 - $19,514  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,000  
Profit Sharing
$783 - $15,668  
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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$27,707 - $87,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159

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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


Dominating the field, The Kroger Company, Safeway, Inc., Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., Weis Markets Inc, and Food Lion are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Grocery Store Managers. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Albertson's Inc. offers the most; Grocery Store Managers earn $83K on average there.

With a reported median salary of only $42K, Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are about half the top paying employer's rate.

Popular Skills for Grocery Store Manager


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Grocery Store Managers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, People Management, Customer Service, and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 11 percent. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $41K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $47K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Grocery Store Managers make a median salary of $56K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $65K.

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Experience Affects Grocery Store Manager Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Grocery Store Manager Salaries


People Management
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National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
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: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 20%
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