Grocery Store Manager Salary

The majority of Grocery Store Managers in the United States — nearly three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $27K to $87K per year, and the median is $55K per year. Total incomes of Grocery Store Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $16K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $27K and $87K. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and location are driving factors as well. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Grocery Store Managers survey respondents are men (77 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$34,989 - $82,478
(Median)
$35K
$55K
$82K
MEDIAN: $54,689
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$9.23 - $24.33
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$9
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$34,989 - $82,478  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,685  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $16,028  
Commission
$0.00 - $986  
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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$27,375 - $87,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 536
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $24.33  
   
Overtime
$13.86 - $37.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,685  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $986  
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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$27,375 - $87,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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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 Weis Markets Inc are top-notch employers for Grocery Store Managers in this area. 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 $102K) 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 $55K are standard for Grocery Store Managers.

Known for its small paychecks, Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $42K — just about half of the top paying company's median. Food Lion, Weis Markets Inc, and The Kroger Company also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $43K, $45K, and $55K-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Grocery Store Manager


Grocery Store Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Leadership, People Management, Operations Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 20 percent. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $41K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $47K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Grocery Store Managers make a median salary of $57K. Grocery Store Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $64K on average.

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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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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
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
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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