The average Produce Department Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $16.18 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Produce Department Managers stretch from $23K on the lower end to $55K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $18K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Job satisfaction for Produce Department Managers is high. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. There are far more male Produce Department Managers survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$33,637 - $64,808
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$65K
MEDIAN: $42,167
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$10.33 - $21.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,637 - $64,808  
   
Bonus
$49.32 - $6,317  
Profit Sharing
$695 - $17,617  
Commission
$0.00 - $600  
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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$22,770 - $55,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $21.28  
   
Overtime
$18.24 - $33.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$49.32 - $6,317  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $600  
Profit Sharing
$695 - $17,617  
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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$22,770 - $55,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 331
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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.

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Produce Department Managers' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Retail Store Manager. On average, Retail Store Managers get paid about the same as Produce Department Managers do. Produce Department Managers most frequently advance into Produce Manager and Retail Store Assistant Manager roles even though the median salaries are $2K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


Known for taking on a considerable number of Produce Department Managers, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Kroger Company, Safeway, Inc., BI-LO, LLC., and Harris Teeter, Inc. are leading firms in the industry. Those at Harris Teeter, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $43K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Safeway, Inc., The Kroger Company, and BI-LO, LLC., top-paying firms where Produce Department Managers rake in a $42K, $40K, or $37K, respectively.

Also approaching the lower end are Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $25K, Food Lion at $35K, and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. at $36K.

Popular Skills for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


Produce Department Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Training, Inventory Management, and Merchandising are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 19 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. Most people familiar with Merchandising also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

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


For Produce Department Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $29K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $35K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. Produce Department Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $41K.

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Experience Affects Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries



National Average
$38,000



Skills That Affect Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 19%

Training
up arrow 17%


Merchandising
up arrow 4%

Order Inventory
up arrow 1%

People Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Customer Service
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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