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Produce Department Assistant Manager (Grocery) Salary

Produce Department Assistant Managers in the United States take home an average $12.30 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $8.76 per hour, and the top verges on $17.64. Male Produce Department Assistant Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and over a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. For the most part, Produce Department Assistant Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,057 - $59,800
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$60K
MEDIAN: $42,472
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$8.76 - $17.64
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,057 - $59,800  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
Profit Sharing
$388.84 - $814  
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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$18,670 - $47,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.76 - $17.64  
   
Overtime
$12.04 - $28.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$388.84 - $814  
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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$18,670 - $47,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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Job Description for Produce Department Assistant Manager (Grocery)

Produce department assistant managers (grocery) are in charge of facilitating the ordering and allocation of produce for their store. They are responsible for managing inventory and ordering new products as needed. They must have strong interpersonal skills to lead the produce department staff to reach all departmental objectives in a timely manner. Their main duties also include assisting the produce manager with managing grocery stock, pricing, merchandising, and expense control processes. They utilize a computer system to keep accurate records of produce ordered, sold, and additional requests to produce vendors.

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Produce Department Assistant Manager (Grocery) Tasks

  • Receive deliveries of products, oversee stocking, ensure accurate pricing and signage, and monitor product quality.
  • Run the department when the perishables manager is absent, assuming full management of employees and scheduling.
  • Assist in managing department employees, participating in the hiring process, conducting training, and supervising employee performance.
  • Maintain sanitation and safety standards, report any food safety concerns.

Common Career Paths for Produce Department Assistant Manager (Grocery)


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Advancing into a Produce Department Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Produce Department Assistant Managers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $37K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Produce Department Assistant Manager (Grocery)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $25K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $33K. For Produce Department Assistant Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $33K. Produce Department Assistant Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $38K.

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Experience Affects Produce Department Assistant Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 36%