Grocery Store Manager Salary
Grocery Store Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just under two-thirds of Grocery Store Managers. Pay fluctuates from $28K to $89K per year, but expected earnings average $57K per year. With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $24K, overall incomes of Grocery Store Managers spread between $28K and $89K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though the company and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. One in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction for Grocery Store Managers is high. 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. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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.Read More...
Additionally, the manager is expected to supervise (if not actively conduct) regular inventories of the food on hand at the grocery store, as well as oversee and perform reorders. As part of inventory procedures, the manager normally inspects all food storage equipment for safe handling procedures as well. The manager also conducts interviews of new personnel and oversees their training. The manager provides performance evaluations at regular intervals. The grocery store manager may be an active participant in resolving customer service concerns as well, and they must perform frequent inspections of the stores space to examine displays and check sanitation.
To work as a grocery store manager, a person typically must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as experience in retail management; department or supervisory experience in a supermarket or grocery store environment is strongly preferred by most employers. A grocery store manager's day typically starts in the pre-dawn hours and may extend into the evening. While they normally have an office, the manager should expect to spend much of their day on the sales floor or in the storage environment as well.
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
Safeway, Inc., Food Lion, Save-A-Lot Food Stores Inc., The Kroger Company, and Weis Markets Inc are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Grocery Store Managers. Grocery Store Managers flock to The Kroger Company for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $84K lead the pack in compensation. Other leaders in compensation levels are Safeway, Inc. at $83K, Sprouts Farmers Market LLC at $72K, and Publix Super Markets Inc, where Grocery Store Managers annually earn $68K.
Weis Markets Inc, Save-A-Lot Food Stores Inc., and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $45K, $46K, and $48K-paychecks on average.
Popular Skills for Grocery Store Manager
Survey results imply that Grocery Store Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Leadership, Inventory Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 9 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Merchandising and People Management as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Order Inventory.
Pay by Experience Level for Grocery Store Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Grocery Store Managers. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $38K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $44K. Grocery Store Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $53K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $64K on average.