Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salary (United States)

Grocery Produce Department Managers in the United States pull down an average of $15.75 per hour. Cash earnings—including $5,975 in bonuses and $7,946 profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale—generally stretch from $30,267 to $58,135 depending on individual performance. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Although most have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, 20 percent claim no health benefits at all. There are far more male Grocery Produce Department Managers than women, making up 80 percent of those in this profession. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salary (?
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$30,267 - $58,135
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MEDIAN: $42,275
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Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salary (?
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$9.85 - $21.38
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,267 - $58,135  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,975  
Profit Sharing
$25.17 - $7,946  
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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$22,714 - $56,027  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $21.38  
   
Overtime
$15.11 - $33.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,975  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$25.17 - $7,946  
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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$22,714 - $56,027  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 359
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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
  • Resolve customer complaints.
  • Monitor supply levels, profits, losses, and cleanliness of departments.
  • Oversee the operations and performance of the supermarket and its staff.
  • Supervise employee training.

Common Career Paths for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

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As Grocery Produce Department Managers transition into upper-level roles, it is typical to see a decline in salary. It is not uncommon for a Retail Store Assistant Manager to earn slightly less than his or her lower-level colleagues.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

Harris Teeter, Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $51,987, though there is little variation overall ($45K-$59K).
Known for its small paychecks, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $23,507—less than half of the top paying company's rate. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Food Lion at $32,193, and The Kroger Company where $39,118 is the norm.

Popular Skills for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Grocery Produce Department Managers who took the survey. Merchandising and Order Inventory are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 5 percent respectively. 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 Grocery Produce Department Managers, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. Grocery Produce Department Managers in the early stages of their career don't see a large increase in pay for the first decade—salary tends to grow from $30K to just $33K. Salary comes to $41K after 10 to 20 years. As Grocery Produce Department Managers reach two decades on the job, salary growth continues, albeit at a slower pace, with pay averaging $44K. This workforce includes a range of age distribution and is widely spread out: of those who responded, 40 percent have between one and nine years of experience; 28 percent have 10-20 years, and the remaining 31 percent report more than a couple decades of experience.

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Experience Affects Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
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National Average
$37,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 3%
National Average
$37,000
Training
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 20%
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