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Grocery Store Manager Salary

The majority of Grocery Store Managers in the United States — slightly less than three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $27K to $87K per year, and the median is $54K annually. Final cash compensation to Grocery Store Managers varies from around $27K to approximately $87K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $19K and $16K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by career duration and geography. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. 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. Most Grocery Store Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$34,858 - $82,493
(Median)
$35K
$54K
$82K
MEDIAN: $54,192
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$9.21 - $24.42
(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
$34,858 - $82,493  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,482  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $15,886  
Commission
$0.00 - $993  
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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$27,312 - $87,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 524
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.21 - $24.42  
   
Overtime
$13.98 - $36.94  
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 - $19,482  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $993  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $15,886  
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).
)
$27,312 - $87,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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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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Grocery Store Managers sometimes assume positions such as Supermarket Store Managers. That role pays $62K per year on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Grocery Store Manager


Grocery Store Managers fill the offices of leading firms The Kroger Company, Safeway, Inc., Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., Food Lion, and Weis Markets Inc. Safeway, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town ($83K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $52K to $102K.

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary about half the top paying employer's rate ($42K).

Popular Skills for Grocery Store Manager


Grocery Store Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Leadership, Operations Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 11 percent, and 10 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $41K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $47K. On average, Grocery Store Managers make $56K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $65K, 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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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
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 20%
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