Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salary

For Produce Department Managers, hourly average wages total $16.30 per hour. Total cash compensation to Produce Department Managers varies from $24K to $55K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $6K each. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Male Produce Department Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Produce Department Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,644 - $64,707
$34K
$44K
$65K
MEDIAN: $43,752
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$10.72 - $21.95
$11
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$22
MEDIAN: $16.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,644 - $64,707  
   
Bonus
$200.67 - $6,159  
Profit Sharing
$695 - $6,097  
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
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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$23,522 - $55,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.72 - $21.95  
   
Overtime
$19.31 - $33.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$200.67 - $6,159  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$695 - $6,097  
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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$23,522 - $55,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 316

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Job Description for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

The produce department manager of a grocery store oversees the inventory selection, delivery, management and presentation for the produce department. They also supervise department staff. which involves scheduling, training, and performance oversight. The produce department manager is also responsible for managing vendor relationships, coordinating delivery schedules, ensuring the appropriate quantities and quality of produce are supplied, and ensuring the produce is displayed according to safety standards and store expectations. Additionally, the produce manager must work collaboratively with other department managers.

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Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Tasks

  • Train new produce department team members.
  • Create and merchandise produce displays, making sure only high-quality produce is presented.
  • Maintain produce department inventory, negotiating prices with vendors and restocking supplies as needed.
  • Lift and move heavy boxes of produce.

Common Career Paths for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


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As Produce Department Managers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Retail Store Manager position pays around the same amount as the Produce Department Manager job on average. Produce Department Managers most often advance into Produce Manager and Retail Store Assistant Manager positions even though the median salaries are $2K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Produce Department Managers include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Kroger Company, BI-LO, LLC., Harris Teeter, Inc., and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. Produce Department Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Safeway, Inc., where the average salary comes to $43K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Harris Teeter, Inc. at $43K, The Kroger Company at $40K, and BI-LO, LLC., where Produce Department Managers annually earn $37K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $28K, Food Lion at $35K, and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., where $36K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


Survey results suggest that Produce Department Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Training, Scheduling, Merchandising, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 17 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service. The majority of those who know Merchandising also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

Pay by Experience for a Produce Department Manager (Grocery) has a positive trend. An entry-level Produce Department Manager (Grocery) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 121 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Produce Department Manager (Grocery) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Produce Department Manager (Grocery) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 120 salaries. A Produce Department Manager (Grocery) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 126 salaries.

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Key Stats for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

▲13%

▲10%

National Average
$38,000

▼7%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Training
▲17%

Scheduling
▲13%




National Average
$38,000

People Management
▼1%

Customer Service
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 17%