Grocery Store Manager Salary

With close to three-fifths of Grocery Store Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Grocery Store Managers is $57K annually and can range from $28K on the lower end to $87K per year near the higher end. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. For the most part, Grocery Store Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Grocery Store Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. While some workers in this profession — approximately one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$36,861 - $86,133
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$57K
$86K
MEDIAN: $56,591
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$11.04 - $21.84
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,861 - $86,133  
   
Bonus
$483.68 - $20,592  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,466  
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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$28,384 - $87,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 294
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.04 - $21.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.92 - $32.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$483.68 - $20,592  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,466  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$28,384 - $87,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | 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

  • 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.
  • Set standards for customer service, receive and respond to customer complaints.
  • Supervise grocery store employees, overseeing hiring, discipline, training, and promotions.
  • Manage the daily operation and administration of all departments of a grocery store.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Grocery Store Manager


Many Grocery Store Managers can be found at Safeway, Inc., Save-A-Lot Food Stores Inc., The Kroger Company, Weis Markets Inc, and Publix Super Markets Inc, firms that are at the top of the field. The biggest paychecks can be found at Safeway, Inc. — the median salary there is $83K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $52K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $105K. Sprouts Farmers Market LLC, Publix Super Markets Inc, and The Kroger Company also offer top salaries for Grocery Store Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $72K, $68K, and $63K, respectively.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. ($45K), Weis Markets Inc ($45K), and Save-A-Lot Food Stores Inc. ($46K).

Popular Skills for Grocery Store Manager


Grocery Store Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Leadership and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Those listing Merchandising as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Order Inventory also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Order Inventory.

Pay by Experience Level for Grocery Store Manager

Pay by Experience for a Grocery Store Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Grocery Store Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 127 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Grocery Store Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Grocery Store Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 170 salaries. A Grocery Store Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 143 salaries.

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Key Stats for Grocery Store Manager

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Grocery Store Manager Salaries

▲28%

▲8%

National Average
$50,000

▼10%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Grocery Store Manager Salaries

Leadership
▲30%

Inventory Management
▲10%


National Average
$50,000

People Management
▼1%



Merchandising
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 27%
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